The Director General of the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), Manuel Otero, met with high-level authorities of the Government of Brazil in order to promote new projects. He was welcomed to Brazil by the ministers of Regional Development and Citizenship, as well as the Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply.
The Secretary of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries of Argentina, Guillermo Bernaudo, participated in a workshop aimed at discussing possible future scenarios for agriculture in the face of climate change and trade disputes; he also applauded the role played by IICA.
The World Bank leads an initiative that seeks to ensure that agriculture and food systems in LAC deliver inclusive growth, create jobs, and help feed some of the world population in a sustainable, nutritious, and safe way.
The Caribbean country is banking on sweet potato- and cassava-based businesses to boost economic activity.
The head of agriculture in Switzerland met with senior IICA personnel. The European country has eight commercial agreements with countries in the region, and is currently engaged in negotiations with MERCOSUR.
The private sector must participate if we are to improve the population’s access to a balanced diet. Healthy food must be delicious and visually appealing in order to compete with nutrient-poor foods, said Lawrence Haddad at IICA Headquarters.