IICA participates in international working group convened by OAS and PAHO to coordinate response to COVID-19International bodies and credit agencies join forces with one fundamental premise: multilateralism and cooperation are essential to fighting this pandemic.
The Ministers of Agriculture of Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico and Peru are coordinating their positions in the face of the health emergencyBy way of videoconferencing, and with the support of IICA, the Ministers discussed price communication mechanisms and harvest forecasting systems, trade cooperation and the need to boost intra-regional agricultural markets.
Mexico, Central America and the Dominican Republic discuss strategy to mitigate the impact of the Coronavirus on food supply and productionIICA took part in a videoconference with the secretaries and ministers of Agriculture of Honduras, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama and the Dominican Republic, who proposed the creation of an inventory of available agricultural products.
IICA joins network coordinated by Costa Rica’s Ministry of Science and Technology to manufacture protective masks for medical personnelIICA responded to an appeal by Costa Rica’s Ministry of Science, Technology and Telecommunications (MICITT) to bolster the country’s health services in tackling the Coronavirus pandemic.
IICA establishes Advisory Council for Food Security in the AmericasThe Council, which is made up of experts from eight countries in the Americas, will make available to the various public and private sector entities, analysis and recommendations on food security, that may be used to facilitate decision making.
IICA tackles the emergency, by prioritizing and strengthening support to guarantee food security and agricultural sustainabilityThe strategy is to focus on technical cooperation actions that can mitigate the impact of the pandemic in the agrifood and rural sectors of Latin America and the Caribbean.