Specialists call for structural changes to foster true sustainable development in rural areas amidst COVID-19In a meeting convened by IICA and other organizations, specialists pinpointed rural revitalization, in tandem with the creation of rural baskets of goods and services and the development of short marketing circuits, as the pillars to enable inclusive and rural economies.
IICA stresses the importance of repositioning science, technology and development to transform agriculture in the AmericasManuel Otero, Director General of the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), in addressing a meeting of the Board of Directors of FONTAGRO, highlighted the transformative role that science and technology can play in agriculture, which is something that is embedded in the very DNA of the Institute.
With support from IICA, Caribbean ministers of Agriculture bolster regional coordination to strengthen food security and tradeThe ministers of Agriculture of the Caribbean shared their experiences combating the pandemic and exchanged information on the crisis resulting from the decline in tourism. They discussed common policies that would allow for developing the agriculture sector and, in turn, reducing food imports, with support from IICA.
U.S. Under Secretary of Agriculture views innovation as the key to progress for agrifood systems in the AmericasThis was one of the ideas shared by Ted McKinney, Under Secretary of Agriculture for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs at the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), during a webinar aimed at discussing the importance of livestock production and animal protein.
High-level event sees U.S. authorities and experts stressing the importance of livestock farming and consumption of animal proteinAttending the meeting were Tom Vilsack, former United States Secretary of Agriculture and CEO of the U.S. Dairy Export Council; Ted McKinney, U.S. Under Secretary of Agriculture for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs; Fritz Schneider, Chair of the Global Agenda for Sustainable Livestock; and Manuel Otero, Director General of IICA, among other specialists.
Press release: After a “perfect storm”, bioenergy is offering solutions for post pandemic recoveryThe use of biofuels provides important benefits such as foreign currency savings and higher exports. With new paradigms in mobility, the aviation and maritime trade sectors are expecting to expand.