At COP28, Ministers of Agriculture of Mercosur and Chile analyze the European Green Deal, strengthen ties with Australia and express concern about equine viruses in the Southern ConeThe ministers expressed concern about the circulation in Argentina and Uruguay of a new pathology that has been affecting horses, which is also a zoonosis and that can affect people.
Specialists from 13 countries in the Americas call for regulatory convergence related to the degree of compliance with regulations to intensify intraregional tradeMore than 120 specialists from the public and private sectors participated in an event organized by ALADI and IICA, in which measures were discussed to increase efficiency and competitiveness in the trade of products and services in Latin America and the Caribbean.
At COP28, the world’s major environmental forum, the governments and private sector of the Americas showcased their joint efforts to develop a more productive and low-carbon agriculture sectorAt the event, details were given of the progress of the Living Soils Initiative in the Americas, carried out by IICA together with the scientist Rattan Lal, considered the world's leading authority on the subject and one of the speakers at this event.
IICA organized a cultural get-together in the FNA House of Culture, ArgentinaIICA, with the support of the Embassies of Costa Rica, Brazil and Peru, presented its new AgroArt exhibition at a cultural event in Buenos Aires, celebrating the arts and cultural diversity. The exhibition fuses cinema and literature with rural life.
IICA and partners from the private sector, academia and civil society organizations join forces to promote carbon financing for sustainable agriculture in Latin America and the CaribbeanThe Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), the Voluntary Carbon Market Integrity Initiative (VCMI), the Argentine Association of No-till Farmers (AAPRESID), the Group of Producing Countries from the Southern Cone (GPS), the Department of Forestry at Michigan State University (MSU), Gold Standard, Rabobank's ACORN and Climate Focus will join forces in 2024 to support the access of the agricultural sector in Latin America and the Caribbean to financing of voluntary and compliance carbon markets.
Argentina’s Bioeconomy Secretary-designate, Fernand Vilella, has been named an “IICA Chair” for his track record in academia and contributions to this fieldThe 68-year-old Vilella was a Professor in the Faculty of Agronomy at the University of Buenos Aires for 48 years, also serving as Dean and occupying several other positions. He used these roles to champion the potential of the bioeconomy for production development.