Agricultural authorities in CARICOM, producers and international organizations believe that there is an urgent need for measures to modernize the legal framework; clear sanitary and phytosanitary regulations; political will and greater dialogue between nations, if intraregional trade is to increase.
During the meeting, which was held at the request of the head of the Institute, Manuel Otero, the officials explored areas in which it would be possible to increase cooperation between IICA, the government of the United States of America and its specialized agencies, as well as between the hemispheric agency and the U.S. private sector.
The course will be delivered in a face to face format in Geneva, Switzerland, and will be attended by 25 specialists in the area. The training will take place over the next three weeks.
IICA participated in the event by delivering a presentation on policies for driving innovation in the sector.
IICA participated in the International Forum on Bioenergy, during which it argued that bioeconomy allows for reassessing natural resource use and agricultural coordination.
Gloria Abraham, IICA Representative in Mexico, and Diego Montenegro, Director of Management and Regional Integration of the international agency, participated in the meeting. They were welcomed by Víctor Villalobos, Secretary of Agriculture-elect of Mexico, and his work team, who endorsed IICA’s work for the benefit of Mexico’s agriculture sector.