ORGANS OF THE INSTITUTE
The Institute has two governing bodies and one executive organ. They are governed by the pertinent provisions of the Convention on the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) and by their respective Rules of Procedure. The Institute also has two special consultative mechanisms.
- The Inter-American Board of Agriculture (IABA) is the highest governing body. It consists of 34 Member States and holds a regular meeting every two years.
- The Executive Committee (EC) consists of 12 Member States, elected for two years on the basis of the principles of partial rotation and equitable geographical distribution. The Executive Committee holds a regular meeting each year.
The General Directorate (Rules of Procedure of the General Directorate ) is the executive organ of IICA. It is made up of the technical and administrative units at IICA Headquarters and the 34 Offices throughout the Member States in the Americas.
By mandate of the IABA, two special mechanisms have been appointed: (i) the Audit Review Committee (ARC), and (ii) the Special Advisory Commission on Management Issues (SACMI).