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


  • Washington
    Wed, 05/15/2019

    Member States express strong support for IICA’s institutional work during OAS Permanent Council session

    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.

  • San José, Costa Rica
    Tue, 05/14/2019

    Central America aims to reduce the impact of antimicrobial resistance in the agrifood chain

    Countries are making headway in developing a regional strategy and national surveillance plans to prevent and control this problem in animal-based products.

  • San Jose, Costa Rica
    Tue, 05/14/2019

    Costa Rican rural women will strengthen their entrepreneurial skills

    Partnership between IICA and Costa Rica’s Ministry of Labor will aim to generate better production conditions in vulnerable rural communities across the country.

  • San Jose, Costa Rica
    Mon, 05/13/2019

    IICA warns of the negative impact of falling coffee prices and urges governments and the private sector to find solutions

    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.

  • San Jose, Costa Rica
    Thu, 05/09/2019

    Director General of IICA receives widespread support to move forward with institutional renewal process

    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.

  • San Jose, Costa Rica
    Mon, 05/06/2019

    28 countries in the Americas aligned their views regarding the health code for terrestrial and aquatic animals

    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.


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