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.
Partnership between IICA and Costa Rica’s Ministry of Labor will aim to generate better production conditions in vulnerable rural communities across the country.
Millions of coffee-farming families are unable to cover production costs, overcome debts, maintain employment levels or tend to their crops with the minimum investment required for farming. The Director General of IICA urged the coffee agroindustrial chain and governments to commit to identifying consistent solutions.
During its annual meeting, the Advisory Commission of the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) analyzed operational matters together with the Director General, Manuel Otero, who received support to continue restructuring the specialized agency.
During a meeting in Costa Rica, the countries harmonized their stances prior to the General Session of the World Organisation for Animal Health, to be held at the end of May.