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


  • Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Fri, 07/05/2019

    Consensus to incorporate South America’s production systems into indices that measure climate change

    The Director General of the IICA participated on Seminar in Buenos Aires. Participants at the event analyzed the contribution of agriculture to climate change mitigation and the manner in which countries of the Southern Cone contribute to improving the net carbon balance of soils.

  • San José, Costa Rica
    Thu, 07/04/2019

    IICA launches online forum to promote the empowerment of rural women

    The forum, which can be accessed at ruralwomen.iica.int, will provide an information- and data-sharing platform to raise awareness about the inequalities faced by these women, in a bid to pave the way for actions that guarantee equity.

  • San Jose, Costa Rica
    Sat, 06/29/2019

    IICA presented a broad overview of the status of food security in the Americas

    The Director General of the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), Manuel Otero, delivered a presentation during the 49th Regular Session of the General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS), calling on the organization to serve as a discussion forum for matters related to food and nutrition security on the continent.

  • San José, Costa Rica
    Thu, 06/27/2019

    Countries prepare for upcoming Codex Alimentarius standards on food hygiene and animal nutrition

    Delegates from 18 Latin American and Caribbean countries reviewed standards to be approved by the Codex Alimentarius Commission in Geneva in July.

  • Mendoza, Argentina
    Thu, 06/27/2019

    Argentina and Chile join forces to build up phytosanitary intelligence in the Southern Region

    With support from IICA, phytosanitary services in both countries are advancing in the development of systems to facilitate decision making based on scientific and technical knowledge.

  • San Jose, Costa Rica
    Fri, 06/21/2019

    IICA calls for strengthening sanitary controls to prevent the spread of African swine fever

    The Director General of the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), Manuel Otero, underscored the need for collaborative work between official and private veterinary services in the organization’s 34 member countries. IICA is currently planning actions aimed at strengthening emergency preparedness and response.


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