Today, the technological company and the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture formalized a strategic relationship to facilitate the implementation of the Internet of Things, Big Data and Artificial Intelligence in the agriculture sector of the Americas.
This decision was taken by its new Steering Committee in Buenos Aires, Argentina, which also emphasized that they would work towards enhancing FORAGRO’s visibility and positioning to increase its impact in key areas of public agendas and policies.
As the result of a partnership with the Institute, Costa Rica’s National Animal Health Service (SENASA) will benefit from a computer tool that will strengthen the inspection, control and surveillance processes of facilities that prepare products for human consumption.
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.