During a major event on October 16, IICA will present its strategies to support rural female workers, as well as two institutional initiatives: the book “Warriors – Rural Women Around the World” - which includes photographs by award-winning photojournalist Sebastião Salgado - and a photography exhibition resulting from a partnership with Vogue Brazil.
Included in the plans are the strengthening of strategic alliances, mobilization of human and financial resources, and improvements to increase the impact of existing programs, with a view to bolstering the production of quality foods and intraregional trade
While attending Caribbean Week of Agriculture, the region’s premier event for this sector, IICA’s Director General, Manuel Otero, remarked that the new challenges facing agriculture include the extensive interconnection between the issues specific to the sector and health and nutritional concerns. This is a dimension that IICA will incorporate into its portfolio of projects. Bioeconomy and food safety and health, core issues of IICA’s work, are fundamental to achieving this objective.
After overcoming one of the most critical stages of the reconstruction process following the devastation caused by hurricanes in 2017, this Caribbean nation anticipates that the project will create a powerful knowledge-sharing forum of great relevance to Eastern Caribbean countries.
During the National Beef Day celebration in Costa Rica, David Klurfeld, National Program Leader for Human Nutrition of the United States Department of Agriculture, extolled the nutritional benefits of moderate beef consumption.
During a visit to Barbados to attend the Caribbean Week of Agriculture, the Director General of the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), Manuel Otero, met in Bridgetown with the country’s Prime Minister, the Honourable Mia Amor Mottley, assuring her that the hemispheric organization - which specializes in agricultural development and rural well-being - would provide technical support for a plan to multiply sheep herds, thereby contributing to food security in this Caribbean country.