Efforts will focus on empowering small-scale producers, promoting good agricultural practices through demonstration plots, and fostering youth leadership, among other areas.
Two programs executed since 2015 have benefited more than one million users of agrarian information and of Mexico’s rural cadaster.
A total of 36 initiatives from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Spain, the Netherlands, Mexico and Peru participated.
The initiative aims to improve the quality of life of rural populations in the region, which are highly vulnerable to extreme climate events and face significant productivity lags.
Agreement will capitalize on the work carried out by the PROCAGICA program, which is executed by IICA in Central America to combat coffee leaf rust, and in which CIRAD is involved as a strategic partner.
The Director General of the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), Manuel Otero, strengthened the joint work program with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), which focuses on the promotion of the intensive use of technology to raise productivity, and Codex Alimentarius standards.