Experts highlighted the fundamental role of Codex in helping countries produce and trade safe food.
Villalobos recently discussed the results of his two terms as Director General to a gathering in Costa Rica of 32 delegations from the region's ministries of agriculture.
The report “Outlook for Agriculture and Rural Development in the Americas 2017-2018,” which details the prospects for agriculture, was presented to the Ministers of Agriculture of the hemisphere in Costa Rica.
On 15 January 2018, the Argentinian veterinarian will assume his new position for a period of four years.
The Ministers of Agriculture of 34 countries of the hemisphere are holding their biannual meeting within the framework of the 75th anniversary of the specialized agency for agriculture of the Inter-American System.
Ministers from thirty-four countries in the hemisphere will meet at IICA Headquarters to be informed of the results achieved by the Institute over the last eight years and to elect a new Director General.