The Director General of the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) met with senior officials of the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Washington, D.C.
The priorities identified will seek to strengthen family farming in vulnerable areas of Central America, the Caribbean and northeastern Brazil.
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.