The Director General of the IICA participated on Seminar in Buenos Aires. Participants at the event analyzed the contribution of agriculture to climate change mitigation and the manner in which countries of the Southern Cone contribute to improving the net carbon balance of soils.
IICA is participating in two projects—funded by the Resilient Food Production Component of the EU’s EUROCLIMA+ Program—which seek to enhance the resilience of agriculture to climate change in various Latin American countries.
Joint actions will be undertaken by the Institute and the Chilean International Cooperation Agency for Development following a meeting between authorities from both organizations.
IICA’s actions in 2018 enabled producers in Dominica to resume their activities and increase their climate resilience.
The Director General of IICA, Manuel Otero, participated in Central America’s primary agricultural forum in Honduras, along with scientists, business executives and NGO representatives, who discussed the outlook for the agriculture sector. The event was inaugurated by the President of Honduras, Juan Orlando Hernández.
As part of its technical cooperation efforts in the country last year, IICA supported water infrastructure development, vegetable cultivation, and the use of Perone hive technology.