Over the last three years, the Institute was engaged in a project to assist in developing policies and institutional processes to support the design, implementation and participatory management of inclusive development projects in rural areas.
IICA is currently executing a System of Rice Intensification (SRI) initiative involving a number of Saamaka villages in the Upper Suriname river
The primary stakeholders of the production chain met at IICA Headquarters to lay the foundation for the 2018-2028 National Cocoa Plan. At the international level, Costa Rica is classified as a country that produces fine aroma cocoa.
The new rapprochement between both organizations came about during a W20 workshop session in Sao Paulo, Brazil. IICA is the W20 Co-chair on the issue of Rural Women.
The priorities identified will seek to strengthen family farming in vulnerable areas of Central America, the Caribbean and northeastern Brazil.
One of the Institute’s main contribution during the past year focused on the support given to the rehabilitation and revitalization of the agricultural sector post Hurricane Irma.