The ministers analyzed several topics, including international cooperation between CAS and international agencies. The Director General of the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), Manuel Otero, shared the hemispheric organization’s different guidelines for technical cooperation with the senior officials.
The agreement between the Institute and Buenos Aires’ Ministry of Agroindustry will seek to strengthen the capacity of players in the agrifood sector, providing them with the tools needed to access markets in a sustainable manner.
The Director General of IICA participated in the summit of the G20’s think tank engagement group, which will submit policy recommendations to the leaders of this global forum.
The Summit of the G20 engagement group will bring together experts from the world’s main think tanks, government officials, representatives of international organizations and leaders of the business community.
Starting today, the professionals are receiving training at a regional workshop in Costa Rica, sharing expertise and information with exporters, producers and academics. The event was declared open by the United States Ambassador to Costa Rica, Sharon Day, and IICA’s Deputy Director General, Lloyd Day.
Robert Ahern, head of Agricultural Health and Food Safety (AHFS) at the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), argued that the challenge the region faces in implementing electronic phytosanitary certification, which will prove critical to market access, will be to adjust for the differences in each country.