During a visit to Barbados to attend the Caribbean Week of Agriculture, the Director General of the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), Manuel Otero, met in Bridgetown with the country’s Prime Minister, the Honourable Mia Amor Mottley, assuring her that the hemispheric organization - which specializes in agricultural development and rural well-being - would provide technical support for a plan to multiply sheep herds, thereby contributing to food security in this Caribbean country.
In preparation for the international meetings of the Codex Alimentarius Committee, a colloquium was held in Brazil, where participants discussed varying perspectives on the issues of food hygiene, human nutrition and antimicrobial resistance.
Food hygiene, nutrition and food for special dietary uses, and antimicrobial resistance are some of the topics on the agenda of a colloquium organized by IICA in Brazil. The activity is being held to prepare for the upcoming international meetings of Codex Alimentarius committees.
Starting today, the professionals are receiving training at a regional workshop in Costa Rica, sharing expertise and information with exporters, producers and academics. The event was declared open by the United States Ambassador to Costa Rica, Sharon Day, and IICA’s Deputy Director General, Lloyd Day.
Robert Ahern, head of Agricultural Health and Food Safety (AHFS) at the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), argued that the challenge the region faces in implementing electronic phytosanitary certification, which will prove critical to market access, will be to adjust for the differences in each country.
The governments of Argentina and Australia are hosting a workshop in Buenos Aires from today until Thursday, jointly sponsored by IICA and COSAVE. The electronic phytosanitary certification workshop is geared towards representatives of Latin American countries and will be attended by experts from national and international organizations.