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Gender equality and the integration of youth in agricultural and rural development processes are fundamental and extremely important issues.

This cross-cutting issue aims to ensure the full participation of women and youth, providing them with equal opportunities and empowering them in all roles, in keeping with the provisions of the SDGs. The goal is to harness their potential and to contribute to development processes that will improve their standard of living and that of their families and communities.

  • News

    Food bank developed by IICA and CATIE makes its third delivery of basic products to rural Costa Rican populations

    In Coronado, one of the beneficiary communities, the food is delivered to close to 150 families that are registered at the local municipality and religious centers.
  • News

    High-level agricultural authorities in the Americas commit to taking specific actions to guarantee food and nutritional security in response to the pandemic

    Ministers of the sector met virtually for the second time this year, in a meeting hosted by the Secretariat of Agriculture and Rural Development of Mexico and jointly organized by IICA and FAO.
  • News

    Region on the alert for possible new Covid-free sanitary barriers to international food trade

    Concern was expressed by production sector representatives in an international seminar organized by IICA and GPS, in collaboration with CIARA-CEC and other agricultural and trade promotion organizations.
  • News

    Agricultural exports from Latin America increase by 8.5%, while total foreign sales drop by 30%

    The preliminary data, which correspond to April and May, confirm the fact that agriculture will be one of the driving forces for economic recovery in the aftermath of the pandemic.
  • News

    Hemispheric meeting: Ministers of Agriculture of the Americas to define mechanisms to strengthen food security

    The ministerial meeting is being promoted by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of Mexico, with support from IICA and FAO.


  • Pascal Girot, Director de la escuela de Geografía - UCR

  • Entrevista a Ana Cristina Quirós, Viceministra de Agricultura de Costa Rica. Rally Femenino 2020.

  • Día Internacional de la Mujer 2020. Soy la generación igualdad.

  • Pilar Cisneros, periodista costarricense - Rally Femenino.

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Technical Cooperation Direction

Ileana Ramírez Quirós

Specialist in Gender and Youth