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March 2019 · Bulletin 3
IICA promotes new programs and broadens partnerships in Brazil

The Director General of the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), Manuel Otero, met with high-level authorities of the Government of Brazil in order to promote new projects. He was welcomed to Brazil by the ministers of Regional Development and Citizenship, as well as the Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply.

Alysson Paolinelli, mastermind of Brazil’s thriving agriculture industry: IICA’s new Goodwill Ambassador

The Director General of the Institute, Manuel Otero, conferred the title on Paolinelli during a ceremony attended by numerous authorities, including the Brazilian Ministers of Agriculture and Citizenship, Tereza Cristina and Osmar Terra, who highlighted the Institute’s work.

Argentina’s Secretariat of Science, Technology and Production Innovation and IICA establish a regional platform for Argentina to lead the development of the bioeconomy

The initiative will be guided by an agreement, signed in Buenos Aires by Lino Barañao, Argentina’s Secretary of Science, Technology and Production Innovation, and Manuel Otero, Director General of the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA). Argentina will be at the forefront of bioeconomy development in Latin America and the Caribbean.

 

IICA-SENASA agreement will enable continuous improvement of agricultural health and agrifood safety services in Argentina

The agreement was signed in Buenos Aires by Ricardo Negri, President of SENASA, and Manuel Otero, Director General of the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture. It will contribute to strengthening agricultural health and the quality and safety of agrifood products, enhancing the capacities and services offered by SENASA.

IICA and Coca-Cola will generate innovation and sustainable development projects for rural areas in Mexico

The international agency specializing in agriculture and the multinational company signed a cooperation agreement with the aim of developing environmental initiatives and comprehensive solutions for Mexico’s agrifood sector.

IICA shares success story with agro-processors in Antigua and Barbuda

SEAZONS, a business involved in the sale of pepper mash, shared its experience with other local producers, to encourage the development of value added skills in the hot pepper chain.

“Technology and infrastructure: the tools to face climate change”

The Secretary of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries of Argentina, Guillermo Bernaudo, participated in a workshop aimed at discussing possible future scenarios for agriculture in the face of climate change and trade disputes; he also applauded the role played by IICA.

Partnering to improve productivity and environmental sustainability for small-holder farmers

The agreement will accommodate sharing of knowledge and innovations, agricultural exchanges and joint research internships to respond to the increasing productivity challenges being faced by farmers across the hemisphere.  The agreement will accommodate sharing of knowledge and innovations, agricultural exchanges and joint research internships to respond to the increasing productivity challenges being faced by farmers across the hemisphere.  The agreement will accommodate sharing of knowledge and innovations, agricultural exchanges and joint research internships to respond to the increasing productivity challenges being faced by farmers across the hemisphere.  

Antigua and Barbuda is seeking to guarantee its food supply by diversifying production

The Caribbean country is banking on sweet potato- and cassava-based businesses to boost economic activity.

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