The Director General of IICA, Manuel Otero, witnessed the signing of the agreement with the Ministry of Agricultural Development (MIDA) of Panama, which will launch the country’s Agricultural Master Plan for the Western Region. The plan will initially benefit about 15,000 agricultural producers and will receive funding from the Development Bank of Latin America (CAF).
IICA’s actions in 2018 enabled producers in Dominica to resume their activities and increase their climate resilience.
The Director General of IICA, Manuel Otero, participated in Central America’s primary agricultural forum in Honduras, along with scientists, business executives and NGO representatives, who discussed the outlook for the agriculture sector. The event was inaugurated by the President of Honduras, Juan Orlando Hernández.
The Director General of IICA, Manuel Otero, met with ministers and high level authorities of the agriculture sectors of Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Belize, Panama, El Salvador, Costa Rica and the Dominican Republic.
The pilot project experiences of IICA and the OAS will drive the implementation of more environmentally-friendly production models in the country’s rural communities
Costa Rican authorities and experts from the public and private sectors receive a mission from Trinidad and Tobago to learn about the Costa Rican experience in the application of Good Agricultural Practices.