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September 2018 · Bulletin 17
Otero delivers a presentation on policies for food security and sustainable agriculture at the T20 Summit

The Summit of the G20 engagement group will bring together experts from the world’s main think tanks, government officials, representatives of international organizations and leaders of the business community.

IICA Director General’s working visit to Rome will bring the benefit of Italian cooperation to agriculture in the Americas

During his first official mission to Europe, Manuel Otero is meeting with representatives of the Italo-Latin American Institute (IILA), FAO, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation and the United Nations World Food Program (WFP).

IICA and the FDA to train professionals from 13 countries in the hemisphere on the standard for exporting fresh agricultural produce to the United States

Starting today, the professionals are receiving training at a regional workshop in Costa Rica, sharing expertise and information with exporters, producers and academics. The event was declared open by the United States Ambassador to Costa Rica, Sharon Day, and IICA’s Deputy Director General, Lloyd Day.

IICA expert maintains that ePhyto will assist countries to abide by the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement

Robert Ahern, head of Agricultural Health and Food Safety (AHFS) at the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), argued that the challenge the region faces in implementing electronic phytosanitary certification, which will prove critical to market access, will be to adjust for the differences in each country.  

Argentina and Australia seek to expand regional cooperation on ePhyto

The governments of Argentina and Australia are hosting a workshop in Buenos Aires from today until Thursday, jointly sponsored by IICA and COSAVE. The electronic phytosanitary certification workshop is geared towards representatives of Latin American countries and will be attended by experts from national and international organizations.

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