Study maintains that improvements in port infrastructure will foster smooth and secure trade flow of food products as well as the development of small farmers in the region.
The course will be delivered in a face to face format in Geneva, Switzerland, and will be attended by 25 specialists in the area. The training will take place over the next three weeks.
During a visit to Barbados to attend the Caribbean Week of Agriculture, the Director General of the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), Manuel Otero, met in Bridgetown with the country’s Prime Minister, the Honourable Mia Amor Mottley, assuring her that the hemispheric organization - which specializes in agricultural development and rural well-being - would provide technical support for a plan to multiply sheep herds, thereby contributing to food security in this Caribbean country.
In preparation for the international meetings of the Codex Alimentarius Committee, a colloquium was held in Brazil, where participants discussed varying perspectives on the issues of food hygiene, human nutrition and antimicrobial resistance.
The Director General of IICA participated in the summit of the G20’s think tank engagement group, which will submit policy recommendations to the leaders of this global forum.
The Summit of the G20 engagement group will bring together experts from the world’s main think tanks, government officials, representatives of international organizations and leaders of the business community.