The project’s objective was to promote opportunities to generate additional income for families in the cocoa growing communities of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) by enhancing the value of cocoa products through the value chain, expanding commercial opportunities and by institutional strengthening.
Otero will present the new institutional roadmap of the hemispheric organization to Ministers of Agriculture from the Caribbean. The document proposes the application of a differentiated strategy for the region.
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.