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March 2019 · Bulletin 4
About 3,000 farmer families in the Central American Dry Corridor will benefit from a project between the European Union and IICA

The initiative seeks to assist small-scale producers of basic grains in one of the world’s most vulnerable regions to climate change, by boosting their productivity and guaranteeing food security.

IICA earns a score of 100 in receiving the Blue Flag Ecological award

The Costa Rica Headquarters of the specialized agency for agriculture and its Brazil and Colombia Offices were awarded a distinction in the eco diplomat category.

The Government of Paraguay and IICA intensify efforts to diversify agricultural production in the country

In Asunción, the hemispheric organization presented a proposal to Denis Lichi, the Minister of Agriculture and Livestock, on developing the banana sector as a means of bolstering the income of family farmers.

IICA reaffirms its commitment to reducing the inequalities facing women

The Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) is adopting an innovative approach and actions to foster the economic independence and empowerment of rural women. The Institute’s decisive actions stem from the recognition of a painful reality: rural women are among the most disadvantaged group of women.

Preparations are underway for a strategic plan for the sustainable development of Central American coffee cultivation

The document is being prepared in response to requests by the Presidents of the region in a Special Declaration on pricing and trading of coffee in countries of the Central American Integration System (SICA).

IICA contributes to bridging Jamaica’s rural-urban divide

In collaboration with the University of Technology of Jamaica (Utech, Jamaica), the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) has developed the components and objectives of a Master in Rural Development.

Caribbean Industrial Research Institute and IICA partner to boost agrifood development in the region

Both entities signed a cooperation agreement that will pave the way for positioning agroindustry as a driver of sustainable economic progress, prompting improvements in the quality of life of people in the Caribbean.

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