Victor Villalobos, Mexico’s new Secretary of Agriculture and Rural Development (SADER) met with Manuel Otero, Director General of the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), during the latter’s visit to attend the inauguration of the new President of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador.
In 2018, IICA initiated the process to become certified by the Ecological Blue Flag Program under the eco-diplomacy category, by adopting measures to utilize resources in an efficient manner and encouraging other institutions to join the initiative.
The Development Bank of Latin America (CAF) and the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) signed an ambitious cooperation agreement to foster public and private investment in the agriculture, forestry and fisheries sectors, and, in turn, improve the quality of life in rural areas across the continent.
A regional conference organized by the University of the West Indies (UWI) enabled IICA, researchers, representatives of the academic sector, progressive trainees, as well as national, regional and international development agencies to share experiences in order to analyze progress achieved and opportunities as well as identify strategies for overcoming challenges, with the aim of guaranteeing food security in one of the regions that is most vulnerable to climate change.
While speaking at the Week of Agriculture and Food in Buenos Aires, Manuel Otero maintained that Latin America can make a significant contribution, by creating sustainable businesses.
IICA launched the initiative at the request of Grenada’s Ministry of Agriculture and Lands to contain the spread of this disease, which is devastating citrus plantations and endangering production in more than a dozen nations worldwide.