At the invitation of IICA, business leaders from Colombia, Chile, Ecuador, Mexico and Peru met in Bogotá to promote joint efforts to exploit trade opportunities. They also backed the creation of a Forum of Ministers of Agriculture of the Pacific Region, as a potentially valuable mechanism for boosting trade.
According to data by PROMECAFE, the regional integration mechanism for the coffee sector, 25% of Arabica coffee consumed worldwide is produced in Central America, the Dominican Republic and Jamaica.
Partnership between IICA and Costa Rica’s Ministry of Labor will aim to generate better production conditions in vulnerable rural communities across the country.
With the support of IICA, the cocoa sector of this Caribbean country will continue to make progress in adopting good sanitary, trade, and production practices.