• Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture
  • Agriculture: A priority for sustainable development in the Americas


  • Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Thu, 11/15/2018

    Entrepreneur Susana Balbo, IICA’s first female Goodwill Ambassador

    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.

  • Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Thu, 11/15/2018

    Vogue-IICA exhibition puts the resilience, courage and perseverance of rural women in the Americas on display in Argentina

    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.

  • San José, Costa Rica
    Fri, 10/19/2018

    “We need to be given a voice and a face so that others understand that we do matter”

    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.

  • San Jose, Costa Rica
    Wed, 10/17/2018

    Women’s incorporation into the job market is key for development and poverty reduction

    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.

  • Ottawa
    Tue, 10/16/2018

    Value Added Opportunities for Small Scale Cacao Producers

    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.

  • San Jose, Costa Rica
    Tue, 10/16/2018

    IICA adopts three cooperation agreements for the benefit of rural women in Brazil, Central America and the Dominican Republic, and Costa Rica

    The agreements will seek to foster greater access to technologies and provide greater visibility for the work carried out by rural women. 


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