Subjects of the courses held for Caribbean professionals and producers included plant pathology, soil and water conservation and sheep production.
The main objectives will be to promote associative enterprises in the potato chain and improve the supply, and increase the value added, of the product.
Working with the Global Harvest Initiative, the IDB and other international organizations, IICA contributed to the production of a new report on agriculture in Latin America and the Caribbean that underscores the region’s importance as a global breadbasket.
A technical forum organized by IICA and HIDROCEC-UNA reported that, over a ten-year period, there has been a 40% increase in the water footprint from agriculture in this region.
During a forum at IICA, experts explained that, thanks to the ‘peace clause,’ countries would not challenge distortions to trade in food until food insecurity problems had been solved.
IICA, FAO and the Association of Universities of Latin America and the Caribbean are to design a master’s program in food security, with the support of the European Union.