The Director General of the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), Manuel Otero, strengthened the joint work program with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), which focuses on the promotion of the intensive use of technology to raise productivity, and Codex Alimentarius standards.
Countries are making headway in developing a regional strategy and national surveillance plans to prevent and control this problem in animal-based products.
The initiative seeks to assist small-scale producers of basic grains in one of the world’s most vulnerable regions to climate change, by boosting their productivity and guaranteeing food security.
The memorandum of understanding, which was signed in Buenos Aires by Alfredo Paseyro, Executive Director of ASA, and Manuel Otero, Director General of IICA, will generate technical cooperation actions aimed at preparing and implementing projects, conducting training sessions and exchanging information related to phytosanitary aspects, plant breeding and biotechnology, as well as seed treatment.
The Secretary of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries of Argentina, Guillermo Bernaudo, participated in a workshop aimed at discussing possible future scenarios for agriculture in the face of climate change and trade disputes; he also applauded the role played by IICA.
The World Bank leads an initiative that seeks to ensure that agriculture and food systems in LAC deliver inclusive growth, create jobs, and help feed some of the world population in a sustainable, nutritious, and safe way.