IICA participated in the International Forum on Bioenergy, during which it argued that bioeconomy allows for reassessing natural resource use and agricultural coordination.
Gloria Abraham, IICA Representative in Mexico, and Diego Montenegro, Director of Management and Regional Integration of the international agency, participated in the meeting. They were welcomed by Víctor Villalobos, Secretary of Agriculture-elect of Mexico, and his work team, who endorsed IICA’s work for the benefit of Mexico’s agriculture sector.
Celeste Anderson, a rural woman from Treasure Beach, Jamaica, urged agricultural authorities in the Americas to open their eyes to the reality of women who work the land.
Susana Balbo, Chair of W20, a G20 engagement group, made this statement during her visit to IICA Headquarters in Costa Rica, where she participated in the Institute’s commemoration of the International Day of Rural Women.
The agreements will seek to foster greater access to technologies and provide greater visibility for the work carried out by rural women.
In a ceremony attended by guests from around the world, the specialized agency for agriculture and rural development in the Inter-American System disclosed that its initiatives for rural women will foster and promote financial independence, entrepreneurship and the increased participation of women in decision-making forums.