CARICOM Development Fund signs pact with IICA to jointly support Agriculture Development in the CaribbeanThe two agencies have agreed on some strategic areas of cooperation including productivity and competitiveness of the agri-food and agro-tourism sectors; territorial development and rural well-being; agriculture, climate change and natural resource management; food and nutrition security, youth and women’s use and control of agricultural assets and technological innovation in agriculture.
IICA showcases the experiences of seven countries in the Americas that have strengthened their agrifood systems in the face of Covid-19Brazil, Grenada, Mexico, Peru, Uruguay, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and Trinidad and Tobago have introduced initiatives to maintain trade and food safety at the national and regional levels.
IICA’s Virtual Gallery features works from Jorge Checo Blanco, illustrator and painter from the Dominican RepublicAvailable on the website agroycultura.iica.int, which displays paintings that embody different realities of agriculture and rurality in the Americas.
Financial institutions targeting the production sectors of Chile, Mexico and Costa Rica: useful experiences for economic recoveryAn IICA-organized forum discussed best practices in these three countries to provide funding for the agriculture and rural sector - a sector that will be a mainstay for post-pandemic recovery.
IICA and the Pan-American Association of Veterinary Sciences join forces to fuel rural development in the regionThe organizations signed a cooperation agreement to pursue actions in the areas of productivity, competitiveness, agricultural health and food safety, animal health, environmental sustainability and technological innovation, to benefit the agriculture and livestock sector of the Americas.
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.