• Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture
  • Agriculture: A priority for sustainable development in the Americas


  • San Jose, Costa Rica
    Wed, 03/27/2019

    IDB and IICA launch a joint work agenda for the agriculture sector

    The agenda will focus on health and safety, the bioeconomy, rural development and gene editing, as agreed upon by an IDB delegation led by Pedro Martel, Chief of the credit institution’s Environment, Rural Development and Disaster Risk Management Division, and a team led by Manuel Otero, Director General of IICA.

  • Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Thu, 03/21/2019

    Efficient communication is key for societies to take advantage of progress in the field of genetics

    International experts and government officials from Argentina noted that gene editing is revolutionizing the biological sciences and affords valuable opportunities. They also agreed on the importance of communicating this progress in an efficient manner, in order to achieve a social consensus that would enable countries to enjoy and benefit from these developments.

  • San José, Costa Rica
    Mon, 03/18/2019

    IICA earns a score of 100 in receiving the Blue Flag Ecological award

    The Costa Rica Headquarters of the specialized agency for agriculture and its Brazil and Colombia Offices were awarded a distinction in the eco diplomat category.

  • Asunción, Paraguay
    Fri, 03/15/2019

    The Government of Paraguay and IICA intensify efforts to diversify agricultural production in the country

    In Asunción, the hemispheric organization presented a proposal to Denis Lichi, the Minister of Agriculture and Livestock, on developing the banana sector as a means of bolstering the income of family farmers.

  • San Salvador, El Salvador
    Thu, 03/14/2019

    Preparations are underway for a strategic plan for the sustainable development of Central American coffee cultivation

    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).

  • San Jose, Costa Rica
    Wed, 03/13/2019

    About 3,000 farmer families in the Central American Dry Corridor will benefit from a project between the European Union and IICA

    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.


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