Argentina’s Secretary of Agriculture and Director General of IICA give European Union officials details of the potential of the bioeconomy in Latin AmericaAlso taking part in the event were Argentina’s Agricultural Attaché to the EU, Gastón Funes, and Chargé d’affaires, Atilio Berardi, along with members of different delegations who perform their duties at the Headquarters of the body responsible for the joint political and economic policies of the European countries.
Argentina’s Secretary of Agriculture, Fernando Vilella, commends IICA for its cooperation in support of the development of the bioeconomy throughout the continentVilella said his country intended to ask IICA and the Latin American Bioeconomy Network, which was established in 2023, to help the region focus on the conceptualization of the bioeconomy in response to Brazil’s proposal that the G20 address the issue in 2024.
The Brazilian Minister of Agricultural Development, Paulo Teixeira, sees IICA playing a critical role at G20, by ensuring that the voice of family farmers is heard
German scientist Joachim von Braun is the latest IICA Goodwill Ambassador, for his contributions to the science-based transformation of agrifood systems and development of the bioeconomyPrestigious German scientist, Joachim von Braun, has been named a Goodwill Ambassador for the Bioeconomy and Sustainable Development by the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), in recognition of his global efforts to create more sustainable and inclusive agrifood systems and to build bridges between Latin America and the rest of the world.
The German Minister of Agriculture and Food and the Director General of IICA move forward in defining a joint Europe-Americas agenda for production transformation, focusing on environmental protectionIn the meeting, Özdemir y Otero agreed that, given its presence in the 34 countries of the Americas and its technical cooperation for agriculture and rural development in the hemisphere, IICA should serve as a nexus for joint work between the two regions.
IICA will cooperate with Argentina’s new Secretary of Agriculture to expand the bioeconomy’s contribution to economic development in harmony with the environmentIn recent years, Argentina and other countries throughout the region have had multiple successful experiences with the bioeconomy, paving the way towards a new production model that reduces the use of fossil fuels and generates multipurpose bioproducts.