Officials, experts and academics from 12 countries are attending the Forum, which Colombia is hosting for the first time. It will seek to develop concrete proposals on how to successfully tackle the challenges of rural development, with a territorial focus, and also to expand knowledge networks in Latin America.
Today, the technological company and the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture formalized a strategic relationship to facilitate the implementation of the Internet of Things, Big Data and Artificial Intelligence in the agriculture sector of the Americas.
Based in Arizona, USA, Garden Pool is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to research and the development of educational strategies related to sustainable food production methods. Its CEO, Dennis McClung, is the first Goodwill Ambassador to be appointed under IICA’s new program.
Study maintains that improvements in port infrastructure will foster smooth and secure trade flow of food products as well as the development of small farmers in the region.
Agricultural authorities in CARICOM, producers and international organizations believe that there is an urgent need for measures to modernize the legal framework; clear sanitary and phytosanitary regulations; political will and greater dialogue between nations, if intraregional trade is to increase.
This comes in the form of a report prepared for the recently created Global Center on Adaptation (GCA), to which IICA was a co-contributor.