A joint initiative by the USDA, USAID, and IICA will enable countries of the region to enhance the quality and guarantee the safety of agricultural products throughout the agro-production chain.
Agricultural chains will boost competitiveness by accessing existing or forthcoming statistical, geospatial, and trade databases
As part of its technical cooperation efforts in the country last year, IICA supported water infrastructure development, vegetable cultivation, and the use of Perone hive technology.
The Institute believes that rural youth can be the catalysts for positive social, economic, and environmental changes in their own communities.
The three entities have established a partnership to drive the development of technological solutions, with the aim of bridging the digital gap in the agriculture sector of Latin America and the Caribbean. The first programs, which will involve the creation of apps for water and pest management, as well as chatbots to assist farmers, will be launched in Argentina and Brazil.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock of Costa Rica (MAG), with the support of IICA, spearheaded an initiative to increase the competitiveness of smallholder cocoa farmers in the Northern Huetar, Caribbean Huetar and Brunca regions.