The Executive Committee, a governing body of the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), brought together delegates from about twenty countries in San Jose, Costa Rica. The participants expressed strong support for the institutional modernization process led by Director General Manuel Otero.
The proposal is in response to a request by the country’s Executive Commission for Cow’s Milk (CEBL - Spanish acronym), which is seeking to strengthen the institutional framework and governance of the sector.
A course carried out in Costa Rica will equip 56 delegates from eight Latin American countries to provide training on this regulation to producers, academics and officers involved in the production and commercialization of fresh fruits and vegetables for the U.S. market.
IICA Play is a new tool for reducing digital and education divides. Producers across the hemisphere will have access to more than one hundred videos with technical and educational content related to agriculture, ranging from the efficient use of natural resources to methods of treating plant health diseases.
In collaboration with Argentina, a project will be implemented in these countries to generate best practices for the entire beekeeping industry in the Caribbean.
A project by IICA and the Ministry of Energy and Non-Renewable Natural Resources of Ecuador allowed for consolidating this business undertaking in the field of bioeconomy, which will be operated by pine-nut producers in the province of Manabí.