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WHO ARE WE?

The Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) is the specialized agency for agriculture of the Inter-American System that supports the efforts of Member States to achieve agricultural development and rural well-being.

The Institute provides cooperation services through close and permanent work with its 34 Member States, addressing their needs in a timely manner. Without a doubt, IICA’s most valuable asset is the close relationship it maintains with the beneficiaries of its work. We have broad experience in areas such as technology and innovation for agriculture, agricultural health, food safety and quality, international agricultural trade, family farming, rural development, natural resource management and the bioeconomy.

MISSION

Our mission is to encourage, promote and support Member States in their efforts to achieve agricultural development and rural well-being through international technical cooperation of excellence.

VISION

Our vision is to be a modern and efficient institution supported by a platform of human resources and processes that are capable of mobilizing the knowledge available in the region and around the world, with the aim of achieving a competitive, inclusive and sustainable agriculture sector that takes advantage of opportunities to contribute to economic growth and development as well as to foster greater rural well-being and sustainable management of its natural capital.

HISTORY

1942

The Inter-American Institute of Agricultural Sciences (IICA) was founded, and its headquarters were established in Turrialba, Costa Rica.

1948

Following the creation of the OAS, IICA became the specialized agency for agriculture of the Inter-American System.

1976

The new Headquarters was officially opened in San Isidro de Coronado.

1979

The Inter-American Board of Agriculture (IABA) was created as the highest governing body. The organization was also renamed as the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture. By that time, membership had climbed to 29 countries.

2018

Argentinean Manuel Otero began his administration (period 2018-2022), and the 2018-2022 Medium-term Plan (MTP) came into operation.

MEMBERS STATES

Antigua and Barbuda
Argentina
Bahamas
Barbados
Belize
Bolivia
Brazil
Canada
Chile
Colombia
Costa Rica
Dominica
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
El Salvador
Grenada
Guatemala
Guyana
Haiti
Honduras
Jamaica
Mexico
Nicaragua
Panama
Paraguay
Peru
St. Lucia
St. Kitts and Nevis
St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Suriname
Trinidad and Tobago
United States
Uruguay
Venezuela

OBSERVER COUNTRIES

Austria
Belgium
Czech Republic
Egypt
France
Germany
Italy
Hungary
Israel
Japan
People's Republic of China
Poland
Portugal
Republic of Turkey
Republic of Korea
Romania
Russian Federation
The European Union
The Netherlands

ASSOCIATE COUNTRIE

Spain