The General Secretariat of the Andean Community (SGCAN) and IICA hosted a training session led by specialists of both entities as well as the European Union.
The Interns were introduced to commercial mushroom production, veterinary services, aquaponics and organic farming.
IICA’s renewal measures are prompting a more proactive attitude among countries in the Institute’s governing bodies. The Executive Committee approved the 2020-2021 budget and the key areas of focus of the meeting of Ministers of Agriculture of the Americas, which will be held in October in Costa Rica.
IICA will coordinate a project aimed at increasing honey production in Caribbean countries, using a new variety of beehives.
The new lab is an initiative spearheaded by Ministry of Science, Technology and Telecommunications (MICITT) of Costa Rica and the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation for Agriculture (IICA). The initiative may be replicated in other Latin American and Caribbean countries.
Agricultural engineering, nutrition, food biotechnology, environmental management, business and other agriculture-related studies are just some of the options available to students in the Americas.