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.
On its 78th anniversary, IICA strengthens cooperation ties with the Government of Costa RicaThe Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), represented by its Director General, Manuel Otero, and the Ministry of Foreign and Religious Affairs, through the Minister, Rodolfo Solano, renewed their general technical cooperation agreement.
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.