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November 2018 · Bulletin 20
IICA and Bayer – on the path to a strategic partnership to drive sustainable agriculture in the Americas

The organizations will devise a framework agreement to facilitate joint initiatives in areas such as biotechnology, bioinputs, pollination and food production.

Entrepreneur Susana Balbo, IICA’s first female Goodwill Ambassador

Balbo, Argentina’s first female oenologist, has been operating her own winery since 1999, and is internationally renowned for the quality and charm of her products.

Vogue-IICA exhibition puts the resilience, courage and perseverance of rural women in the Americas on display in Argentina

Thanks to an unprecedented partnership with Vogue Magazine, the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) is mounting an exhibition in Buenos Aires, featuring powerful photographic portrayals of the stories of rural women in Argentina, Brazil, Guatemala and Jamaica.

“Territorial development is the key tool for rural retention”

Santiago Hardie, Secretary of Family Farming at the Secretariat of Agro-industry of Argentina, participated as speaker in the XII International Forum on Territorial Development, organized by the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) in Bogotá, Colombia.

IICA and the Pan-American Association of Agricultural Engineers combine efforts for technological development and sustainable agriculture

Manuel Otero, Director General of the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) and Alejandro Bonadeo, President of APIA, signed a technical cooperation agreement to undertake joint initiatives focusing on innovation, competitiveness and the environment to boost the agriculture sector of the Americas.

Women from six Caribbean countries receive training and exhibit their products to strengthen their business undertakings

IICA, FAO and wholesalers from the region’s food sector facilitated learning processes on marketing and value-adding for food and handicrafts to support organizations of small-scale producers in Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Jamaica, Guyana, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and Trinidad and Tobago.

Grounding development on a platform for dialogue will bolster the development of the cocoa industry in Trinidad and Tobago

IICA, the ministries of Agriculture, Trade and Health, as well as producers and key stakeholders of the private sector, are working to establish this mechanism, which will facilitate continuous dialogue as well as the productive and commercial development of the cocoa sector in the Caribbean country.

Biofortification of food crops: the remedy for malnutrition in the Caribbean

Ministries of Agriculture and international organizations are seeking to develop varieties of micronutrient-rich foods to reduce the high incidence of conditions such as cancer, obesity, heart disease and diabetes in the Caribbean region.

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