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.
The Director General of IICA, Manuel Otero, participated in Central America’s primary agricultural forum in Honduras, along with scientists, business executives and NGO representatives, who discussed the outlook for the agriculture sector. The event was inaugurated by the President of Honduras, Juan Orlando Hernández.
The Costa Rica Headquarters of the specialized agency for agriculture and its Brazil and Colombia Offices were awarded a distinction in the eco diplomat category.
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 Ministry of Regional Development disseminated Brazil’s Strategic Action Plan for the Rehabilitation of Dams, a product of technical cooperation with the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA).
Experiences in the United States, Germany, Colombia, Spain, Japan, South Africa, Malaysia and the European Union will provide a frame of reference for the development of methodological guidelines and analyses.