Bayer-Microsoft-IICA discussion: “The digital inclusion of rural women and youth is an irreversible process”Natasha Santos and Mariana Castro, executives from Bayer and Microsoft, respectively, engaged in a virtual discussion with Director General of IICA, Manuel Otero, in which they stressed that the digital inclusion of rural women and youth are key to development.
IICA launches a virtual modality of its visiting professionals and internship program for young professionals and senior university studentsInterested persons may apply via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Professional visits and internships may last up to a year.
Water desalination for agricultural irrigation: an opportunity to overcome the drought in ChileThe Agricultural Research Institute (INIA) of Chile and IICA will present international experiences to increase water security and the sustainability of agricultural production in the Andean country.
Minister of Agriculture of Spain calls for more digital, sustainable and innovative agriculture to attract youthThe Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food of Spain, Luis Planas, held discussions with the Director General of IICA, Manuel Otero, in which they explored areas of cooperation following the pandemic.
Experts convened by IICA stress that the dairy sector of the Americas is critical to the food security of the regionTom Vilsack, former United States Secretary of Agriculture; Rick Smith, Chairman of the Global Dairy Platform; and Manuel Otero, Director General of IICA, underscored the role of the industry in ensuring safe food, nutrition and the socio-economic development of the hemisphere.
International cooperation and solidarity: an effective response to Covid-19The Secretary General of the Italo-Latin American Institute, Antonella Cavallari, and the President of the Inter-Parliamentary Union, Gabriela Cuevas, participated in a dialogue with the Director General of IICA, with a view to identifying solutions to address the impact of the pandemic on food security.