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.
During the meeting, which was held at the request of the head of the Institute, Manuel Otero, the officials explored areas in which it would be possible to increase cooperation between IICA, the government of the United States of America and its specialized agencies, as well as between the hemispheric agency and the U.S. private sector.
The course will be delivered in a face to face format in Geneva, Switzerland, and will be attended by 25 specialists in the area. The training will take place over the next three weeks.