In Washington, Director General of IICA and USDA agree to support participation of the agriculture sector in climate negotiationsUnder Secretary Taylor and Otero also touched on the subject of gender and the Director General invited Taylor to the Forum of Female Ministers and Deputy Ministers of Agriculture of the Americas, which will meet again this year.
The Ministers of Agriculture of Mercosur, Chile and Bolivia, accompanied by the President of Uruguay, have urged rich nations to fulfill their assistance commitments because of the brutal drought that has affected food productionThe ministers and secretaries of agriculture of the member countries pledged to continue promoting the development of sustainable practices and technologies and, in particular, to disseminate already existing, effective regional technologies that make production systems more resilient and facilitate adaptation to climate-related challenges.
FONTAGRO and IICA launch contest for successful bioeconomy experiences in Latin America and the CaribbeanThe contest will be open from 1 February to 16 June 2023. Awards will be given to the following categories: producers’ associations and other private-sector organizations, including NGOs, that work with LAC producers; LAC science and technology institutions and organizations; and the LAC public sector (at all levels).
In three years, IICA, FAO, SECAC and SIECA connect over 3,000 Latin American and Caribbean enterprises, resulting in trade deals of over USD 148 millionVirtual business roundtables have promoted the sale of agrifood products and services from Central America and the Dominican Republic to the rest of the world.
Krysta Harden, President of the U.S. Dairy Export Council and promoter of a central role for women in the agrifood industry, receives recognition from IICA as a Leader of Rurality in the AmericaHarden’s passion for agriculture started when she was a girl, growing up on her family’s peanut farm in the southern state of Georgia. She has come a long way since then in private sector work and public service, taking her to the highest levels of decision-making and responsibility. For instance, she was Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for three years.
SENASICA and IICA endorse partnership to protect agriculture sector in Mexico and the AmericasAt a meeting with IICA Director General Manuel Otero and IICA’s Representative in Mexico, Diego Montenegro Ernst, SENASICA Director in Chief Javier Calderón Elizalde said that the partnership has been vital in protecting the agriculture sector in Mexico and throughout the Americas, and in strengthening the safe production and trade of healthy and safe foods.