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March 2018 · Bulletin IICA01-2018
IICA Delegation in the Canada Newsletter — January - March 2018
Representative’s Message

The inauguration of a new Director General of the Institute in January actually sealed the deal.  No stranger to IICA, Dr. Manuel Otero hit the ground running, ensuring that institutional planning was high on each Delegation’s work agenda.

Canada – First Stop for New Director General

It afforded an excellent opportunity to share thoughts on Dr. Otero’s vision, operational focus and thematic areas being considered for the Institute’s new Medium Term Plan (2018 – 2022).

Advancing Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Policy

Feminist International Assistance Policy launched last year after broad ranging consultations is resonating on the world stage…in a good way.

Agriculture and International Development: A Fruitful Combination

A meeting held with Ms. Celina Caesar-Chavannes, the Parliamentary Secretary for the Ministry, was quite encouraging. 

Innovation in Agricultural Systems

IICA Canada was pleased to participate in the Food Security Policy Group learning event focused on innovation in agriculture systems. 

A New Type of Cooperation Formalized

The agreement, in the form of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), provides the framework for engaging the services and support of the Delegation to sensitize and prepare Paraguayan agribusiness sector to meet regulatory requirements in Canada

Can Seasonal Agriculture Workers Contribute to Agriculture in Their Home Countries?

In Canada, the Seasonal Agricultural Workers Program (SAWP) has been in place for over 50 years, with workers coming from Mexico, Jamaica and other Caribbean countries.

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