Balbo, Argentina’s first female oenologist, has been operating her own winery since 1999, and is internationally renowned for the quality and charm of her products.
The organizations will devise a framework agreement to facilitate joint initiatives in areas such as biotechnology, bioinputs, pollination and food production.
IICA, FAO and wholesalers from the region’s food sector facilitated learning processes on marketing and value-adding for food and handicrafts to support organizations of small-scale producers in Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Jamaica, Guyana, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and Trinidad and Tobago.
Manuel Otero, Director General of the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) and Alejandro Bonadeo, President of APIA, signed a technical cooperation agreement to undertake joint initiatives focusing on innovation, competitiveness and the environment to boost the agriculture sector of the Americas.
IICA, the ministries of Agriculture, Trade and Health, as well as producers and key stakeholders of the private sector, are working to establish this mechanism, which will facilitate continuous dialogue as well as the productive and commercial development of the cocoa sector in the Caribbean country.
Santiago Hardie, Secretary of Family Farming at the Secretariat of Agro-industry of Argentina, participated as speaker in the XII International Forum on Territorial Development, organized by the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) in Bogotá, Colombia.