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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Washington
    Thu, 05/16/2019

    After receiving a strong endorsement from the OAS for its institutional activities, IICA held talks to strengthen its work program with the USDA

    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.

  • 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
    Wed, 03/13/2019

    About 3,000 farmer families in the Central American Dry Corridor will benefit from a project between the European Union and IICA

    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.

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