Margaret Zeigler named IICA Representative in the United States
The Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) has named Dr. Margaret Zeigler as the IICA Representative in the United States. Zeigler brings 25 years of experience in public policy and institutional leadership to advance sustainable, productive agriculture.
Locusts: a threat that calls for transnational strategies
Representatives of more than 30 countries participated in the II Regional Cooperation Seminar for Latin America and the Caribbean. In November, a discussion forum for Latin America, the Caribbean and Africa will focus on locust prevention and control strategies.
With support from IICA, Caribbean ministers of Agriculture bolster regional coordination to strengthen food security and trade
The ministers of Agriculture of the Caribbean shared their experiences combating the pandemic and exchanged information on the crisis resulting from the decline in tourism. They discussed common policies that would allow for developing the agriculture sector and, in turn, reducing food imports, with support from IICA.
U.S. Under Secretary of Agriculture views innovation as the key to progress for agrifood systems in the Americas
This 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.
High-level event sees U.S. authorities and experts stressing the importance of livestock farming and consumption of animal protein
Attending the meeting were Tom Vilsack, former United States Secretary of Agriculture and CEO of the U.S. Dairy Export Council; Ted McKinney, U.S. Under Secretary of Agriculture for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs; Fritz Schneider, Chair of the Global Agenda for Sustainable Livestock; and Manuel Otero, Director General of IICA, among other specialists.