Ir Arriba


This program seeks to increase agriculture’s contribution to economic growth and sustainable development. It stems from the notion that the bioeconomy can foster production development, by generating relevant knowledge and information to support decision-making.

Through the program, IICA assists member countries in designing strategies, policies, investments and regulations that will allow them to harness the potential of the bioeconomy in an inclusive and sustainable way.

  • News

    The major global meeting on the bioeconomy brings together the private sector and university representatives

    For three days, leading global authorities on the bioeconomy are meeting virtually for the 2020 International Conference on Applied Bioeconomy, which is the 24th edition of this event.
  • News

    Largest global meeting on the Bioeconomy held for the first time in Latin America

    This year’s International Conference on Applied Bioeconomy Research, organized by the International Consortium on Applied Bioeconomy Research (ICABR), was co-organized by the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries of Argentina and IICA.
  • News

    Coffee farmer Denis Vásquez from Nueva Segovia, Nicaragua: “A well-nourished plant makes all the difference”

    The coffee leaf rust pest devastated Vásquez’s plot; however, the adequate use of fertilizers and disease- and pest-resistant coffee varieties has played a crucial role in overcoming the situation and achieving a healthy plot of land.
  • News

    IICA and CATIE launch catalogue on emblematic trees and palms of the Americas

    The publication includes relevant characteristics of 24 trees and 6 palms that have been designated as national symbols in different countries of the Americas.
  • News

    October 7: IICA celebrates its 78th anniversary

    IICA has been headquartered in Costa Rica since it was established on 7 October 1942 and it operates through its 34 Delegations in the Americas and a Permanent Office in Spain.


  • La Bioeconomía es una nueva forma de producción

  • Bieconomía - Parte 1

  • Bioeconomía: Potenciando el desarrollo sostenible de la agricultura y de los territorios rurales en América Latina y el Caribe

  • Promoting sustaniable Livelihood through the utilization of Permapiculture for Mangrove rehabilitation in costal communities in Surinam

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Technical Cooperation Direction

Hugo Chavarría Miranda

Program Manager