To promote greater investment in agriculture, to provide incentives for research and technology transfer and to strengthen family agriculture are three of the recommendations contained in a document IICA sent to the OAS on how to increase agriculture’s contribution to food security in the Americas.
In June, the leaders of the G20 will discuss the recommendations made by the Vice-Ministers of Agriculture and other entities such as IICA for strengthening the agricultural sector and increasing its contribution to food production worldwide.
The Director General of IICA called for continued hemispheric efforts to combat hunger during his presentation of the Institute’s Annual Report before the Permanent Council of the OAS.
Mandate has its roots in the San Jose Declaration of Ministers of Agriculture 2011, signed in October of last year.
Virtual platform will enable discussion with specialists and preparation of an academic document on agriculture and food security, which will also serve as a basis for decision-making within the hemisphere.
Panelists from organizations including the World Bank, CSIS and IICA discussed global challenges to build agricultural systems to accommodate the growing populations in Latin America, South Asia and the Middle East.