The initiative aims to improve the quality of life of rural populations in the region, which are highly vulnerable to extreme climate events and face significant productivity lags.
Agreement will capitalize on the work carried out by the PROCAGICA program, which is executed by IICA in Central America to combat coffee leaf rust, and in which CIRAD is involved as a strategic partner.
Following the presentation made by the Director General of the Institute on his agency’s work in 2018, the Ambassadors and High-level Representatives to the Organization of American States (OAS) of Argentina, Bolivia, Canada, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Paraguay, the United States and Uruguay, among other nations, applauded the actions of the specialized organization and its contributions to economic and social development in Latin America.
The Director General of the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), Manuel Otero, strengthened the joint work program with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), which focuses on the promotion of the intensive use of technology to raise productivity, and Codex Alimentarius standards.
In Washington, D.C., the Director General of the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), Manuel Otero, presented IICA’s 2018 Annual Report to the Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS); the report corresponding to Otero’s first year in office received widespread support from the Ambassadors and Representatives of the Institute’s 34 Member States.
Countries are making headway in developing a regional strategy and national surveillance plans to prevent and control this problem in animal-based products.