The document is being prepared in response to requests by the Presidents of the region in a Special Declaration on pricing and trading of coffee in countries of the Central American Integration System (SICA).
The initiative seeks to assist small-scale producers of basic grains in one of the world’s most vulnerable regions to climate change, by boosting their productivity and guaranteeing food security.
In collaboration with the University of Technology of Jamaica (Utech, Jamaica), the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) has developed the components and objectives of a Master in Rural Development.
The Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) is adopting an innovative approach and actions to foster the economic independence and empowerment of rural women. The Institute’s decisive actions stem from the recognition of a painful reality: rural women are among the most disadvantaged group of women.
Both entities signed a cooperation agreement that will pave the way for positioning agroindustry as a driver of sustainable economic progress, prompting improvements in the quality of life of people in the Caribbean.
The memorandum of understanding, which was signed in Buenos Aires by Alfredo Paseyro, Executive Director of ASA, and Manuel Otero, Director General of IICA, will generate technical cooperation actions aimed at preparing and implementing projects, conducting training sessions and exchanging information related to phytosanitary aspects, plant breeding and biotechnology, as well as seed treatment.