The event also sought to stimulate public awareness of agri-business thus elevating the profiles of the agricultural sectors as career opportunities for youth.
Every dollar and pound of food traded represents the efforts of millions of workers along the agricultural value chains.
The congress will take place in Jalisco from 24-26 August 2016, at the Southern Region University Center (CUSUR) in Mexico and will bring together more than 500 stakeholders of the avocado industry.
The Minister of Agriculture of the Nevis Island Administration, Alexis Jeffers, met with senior authorities of IICA to discuss various challenges the island faces in achieving greater agricultural development.
An agreement signed between IICA and ICA-Americas is designed to promote the participation of producers in the region’s agricultural value chains and markets.