Balbo, Argentina’s first female oenologist, has been operating her own winery since 1999, and is internationally renowned for the quality and charm of her products.
Thanks to an unprecedented partnership with Vogue Magazine, the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) is mounting an exhibition in Buenos Aires, featuring powerful photographic portrayals of the stories of rural women in Argentina, Brazil, Guatemala and Jamaica.
Celeste Anderson, a rural woman from Treasure Beach, Jamaica, urged agricultural authorities in the Americas to open their eyes to the reality of women who work the land.
Susana Balbo, Chair of W20, a G20 engagement group, made this statement during her visit to IICA Headquarters in Costa Rica, where she participated in the Institute’s commemoration of the International Day of Rural Women.
The project’s objective was to promote opportunities to generate additional income for families in the cocoa growing communities of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) by enhancing the value of cocoa products through the value chain, expanding commercial opportunities and by institutional strengthening.
The agreements will seek to foster greater access to technologies and provide greater visibility for the work carried out by rural women.