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December 2017 · Bulletin 5
From the Desk of the Representative - IICA Delegation in the USA Newsletter — September - December 2017

Welcome to our last edition of 2017!

IICA celebrates 75 years of service to agriculture in the Americas

The Institute has turned its experience into concrete actions to benefit the agricultural sector and rural territories.

Manuel Otero is elected Director General of IICA

On 15 January 2018, the Argentinian veterinarian will assume his new position for a period of four years.

Ministers of Agriculture of the Americas applaud the achievements of Victor Villalobos at the helm of IICA

Villalobos recently discussed the results of his two terms as Director General to a gathering in Costa Rica of 32 delegations from the region's ministries of agriculture.

Henry Wallace: A trailblazer for innovation, productivity and farmers’ well-being

The 2017 meeting of the Inter-American Board of Agriculture (IABA) provided an opportunity for participants to learn more about the founder of IICA, whose legacy helped shape the future of agriculture in the Americas.

IICA pays homage to its founder, Henry Wallace

The tribute formed part of the activities held to mark the international organization’s 75th anniversary.

ECLAC, FAO and IICA: Improving productivity in a sustainable and inclusive manner is the main challenge facing agriculture

The report “Outlook for Agriculture and Rural Development in the Americas 2017-2018,” which details the prospects for agriculture, was presented to the Ministers of Agriculture of the hemisphere in Costa Rica.

IICA convenes dialogue with producers on the future of agri-food trade in the Northern region

Every dollar and pound of food traded represents the efforts of millions of workers along the agricultural value chains.

Sharing experiences that drive the competitiveness of cocoa and its subproducts

The objective of the event was to share experiences related to policies that promote the competitiveness of cocoa, as well as to discuss the different commercial approaches developed by the participating countries.

75 years of support for US priorities in the Western Hemisphere

The IICA Delegation in the US serves as a liaison between US institutions and other IICA offices and partners in the hemisphere. 

New publication highlights advances and challenges with national adaptation planning for agriculture in 11 countries

IICA is actively supporting the formulation or strengthening of sectoral plans for adaptation as well as the integration of adaptation to climate change at different levels in the region through training, technical backstopping and south-south exchanges. 

System of Rice Intensification in the Americas: Progress Report

SRI is an agro-ecological and climate-smart rice production methodology that has demonstrated significant environmental, social and economic benefits in the region. 

Agricultural trade interests and challenges will be under the spotlights at ministerial meeting in Argentina

A new book, prepared by high-level entities, will be presented within the framework of the WTO Ministerial meeting, held in Buenos Aires from December 10th to 13th.

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