Mexico: a giant in the agriculture sector that is determined to bridge social divides in rural areasVíctor Villalobos, Mexico’s Secretary of Agriculture and Rural Development, addressed members of IICA’s Advisory Council for Food Security in the Americas and specially invited guests, among them, winner of the Nobel Prize for Economics, Michael Kremer.
Latin America and the Caribbean urged to let its voice be heard at the UN Food Systems SummitJoachim von Braun, President of the Scientific Group for the UN Summit, issued this appeal during a meeting of IICA’s Advisory Council for Food Security in the Americas.
Feeding all of humanity and guaranteeing the prosperity of those who produce: the great challenges facing tomorrow’s agricultureThe members of the Advisory Council for Food Security in the Americas, the Goodwill Ambassadors and the Director General of IICA discussed the future of agriculture and rurality. They also shared their views regarding the global health crisis.
Silvia Sarapura, the newest member of IICA’s Advisory Council for Food Security in the AmericasThe Peruvian-Canadian researcher, who specializes in rural planning, has a solid background in international rural and agricultural research for development.
Associations of agronomists, veterinarians and agricultural economists of the Americas will work together with IICA to develop post-Covid-19 agricultural and trade protocolsThe representatives underscored the importance of adopting a multidisciplinary approach to address the challenges facing the rural sector in a comprehensive manner, as well as the need to strengthen professional training.
Brazilian star Gilberto Gil joins IICA’s tribute to food chain workers with a love song to the AmericasThe celebrated Brazilian artist joined IICA’s campaign, which seeks to channel greater political and social attention to those who guarantee our food supply during the Covid-19 pandemic.