The Director General considers it essential that more resources be directed toward improving research, enhancing information technologies, and expanding the number of specialists in agriculture.
In a forum organized by IICA, researchers from CENTROGEO, of Mexico, explained how this on-line system will contribute to rural-area based development in Central America.
IICA and a Mexican research center have signed an agreement for work on the development of solutions to food security issues in Central America.
Available for download is the technical proposal that will guide the ministerial negotiations on water and agriculture, which was prepared by IICA and Argentine specialists.
According to a seminar held at IICA, the fact that financial entities view agriculture and ICTs as high-risk ventures hampers the development of technologies designed to promote the agricultural sector in Latin America and the Caribbean.
In Costa Rica, IICA and ECLAC signed an agreement for the implementation of joint activities to promote improvements in the agricultural sectors and rural areas of Latin America and the Caribbean.