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October 2018 · Bulletin 19
Sharon Day, U.S. Ambassador to Costa Rica, met with the Director General of IICA

During the meeting, which was held at the request of the head of the Institute, Manuel Otero, the officials explored areas in which it would be possible to increase cooperation between IICA, the government of the United States of America and its specialized agencies, as well as between the hemispheric agency and the U.S. private sector.

“We need to be given a voice and a face so that others understand that we do matter”

Celeste Anderson, a rural woman from Treasure Beach, Jamaica, urged agricultural authorities in the Americas to open their eyes to the reality of women who work the land.

World agriculture to benefit from a new tool to facilitate effective climate change adaptation

This comes in the form of a report prepared for the recently created Global Center on Adaptation (GCA), to which IICA was a co-contributor.

WTO and IICA to train professionals from 11 countries of the Americas in the application of sanitary measures for agrifood trade

The course will be delivered in a face to face format in Geneva, Switzerland, and will be attended by 25 specialists in the area.  The training will take place over the next three weeks.

Specialists discuss water management at a meeting in Spain

IICA participated in the event by delivering a presentation on policies for driving innovation in the sector.

“The role of natural resources in the economy is key for economic and social development”

IICA participated in the International Forum on Bioenergy, during which it argued that bioeconomy allows for reassessing natural resource use and agricultural coordination.

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Interview to Celeste Anderson
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