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.
Experts foresee mounting global pressure to ensure food safety and a balance between production and the environmentIntegrated logistics, harmonized rules and the free flow of trade are issues that are gaining increased relevance, claimed recognized experts in the agrifood sector—Gustavo Idígoras and Marcos Jank—in a discussion with Manuel Otero, Director General of IICA.
IICA launches crowdfunding campaign to strengthen food security in Haiti and Antigua and Barbuda in the face of Covid-19Donations of any amount will be received on the GoFundMe platform and will go to 4 rural communities in these countries to purchase seeds and basic agricultural inputs.
IICA participated in a Bayer-organized discussion targeting 100 million small farmers in low- and middle-income countriesThe global company’s discussion with partners about training, support and technology to generate income and promote sustainable production models was consistent with IICA’s objectives.
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.