Circular economy + bioeconomy: Latin America and the Caribbean presented a formula to boost productivity and increase sustainability in front of a large audience at COP28 in DubaiThe setting for this motivating presentation was the Home of Sustainable Agriculture of the Americas, a pavilion that the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) installed together with its 34 Member States and other strategic partners from the private sector at the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
COP28: agricultural producers from the Americas call for science-based indicators to measure their environmental impact, the inclusion of farmers in innovation processes, and the scaling up of the most sustainable production modelsRepresentatives of the Argentine Association of Direct Seeding Producers (AAPRESID), the Canadian firm Nutrien, the world’s largest provider of agricultural inputs, and the International Emissions Trading Association (IETA, also from Canada) took part in an activity at the Home of Sustainable Agriculture of the Americas (IICA’s pavilion at COP28), where they highlighted the importance of collaborative efforts in achieving zero emissions in the agrifood value chain in order to make production more sustainable and promote food safety.
The Secretariat of Agriculture of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil; the state’s rice development authority and IICA submit a project to the Green Climate Fund at COP28, seeking to reduce rice emissions.The Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock, Sustainable Production and Irrigation (SEAPI) of the state of Rio Grande do Sul; the state’s public authority for the rice industry (IRGA) and the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) presented a project to the Green Climate Fund (GCF), aimed at funding research and activities to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions on rice plantations in Southern Brazil.
In IICA’s pavilion at COP28, circular bioeconomy of the Americas introduces the world to its production model in harmony with natureThe event served as a sounding board for producers in the hemisphere who apply good practices that generate valuable benefits, for both themselves and consumers.
At COP28, agribusiness representatives highlight the fact that Latin American biofuels are making a useful, direct contribution to the global efforts to combat climate changeGiven Latin America’s huge sustainable agricultural production and high levels of agroindustrial development, the region’s biofuels are a much more effective resource than electromobility for achieving the objective of reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the transport sector.
WTO, IICA to deepen cooperation on farm trade, food security in Latin America and CaribbeanThe framework agreement of understanding, signed by WTO Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and IICA Deputy Director General Lloyd Day, representing the Institute's Director General, Manuel Otero, aims to contribute to achieving a fairer agricultural system while addressing new challenges affecting trade and markets in food and agriculture, including food security, environmental sustainability and innovation.