UNITAR and IICA join forces to develop capacities in Latin America and the CaribbeanThe United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) and IICA carried out joint initiatives to strengthen knowledge on agriculture and sustainable development in the region.
U.S. Under Secretary of Agriculture views innovation as the key to progress for agrifood systems in the AmericasThis was one of the ideas shared by Ted McKinney, Under Secretary of Agriculture for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs at the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), during a webinar aimed at discussing the importance of livestock production and animal protein.
AgroArt, the IICA Virtual Museum: a collective space for showcasing the artistry of rural areas in the AmericasAgroArt (https://agroart.iica.int/), for its initial exhibit, contains 30 paintings by Gaby Grobo and Manuel Cancel of Argentina, Francisca Lohmann of Chile, Jorge Checo Blanco of the Dominican Republic, and Sila Estigarribia of Paraguay. It is the first museum to specifically showcase agriculture and rural life.
Press release: After a “perfect storm”, bioenergy is offering solutions for post pandemic recoveryThe use of biofuels provides important benefits such as foreign currency savings and higher exports. With new paradigms in mobility, the aviation and maritime trade sectors are expecting to expand.
Digital exclusion: an obstacle that hinders rural women’s workIn 17 of the 23 Latin American and Caribbean countries analyzed, the number of women who report owning a mobile phone is lower compared to men. The greater the gender gap with respect to mobile phone ownership, the lower women’s participation in the workforce. Rural women are the least connected group.
The major global meeting on the bioeconomy brings together the private sector and university representativesFor 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.