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January 2017 · Bulletin Volume 10, Issue 1
Representative's Corner – 1st Quarter of 2017

The year was off to a great start for the IICA Delegation in Canada in the 3 main themes reflected in our revised Country Strategy -   technical cooperation projects with Canadian partners, technical addressing technical capacity in member states and maintaining interest and support of Canadian Government.

Indulging in Chocolate & Supporting Developing Farming Communities

Did you know that by eating chocolate you could be supporting farming communities in developing countries?  From cacao seeds to cocoa beans to chocolate bars – a value chain that provides opportunities for trade and development in cacao producing countries.

IICA study reveals benefits of the Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program of Canada for Latin American and Caribbean countries

The report highlights the improvement of socio-economic conditions for workers and their families, and stresses the need to improve knowledge transfer from Canadian farm businesses to the home countries of participants.

North American Workshop on Food Waste Reduction and Recovery

IICA Canada participated in the North American Workshop on Food Waste Reduction and Recovery held in Toronto, Ontario on Feb. 28th and March 1. 

Making Agriculture Research & Innovation more Impactful

The Global Forum on Agricultural Research (GFAR) recently had representatives from each geo-political region deliberating strategies for working together to address challenges facing global agriculture, against the backdrop of the Sustainable Development Goals. 

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