Leaders Of Rurality
The IICA will recognize rural leaders in the Americas, under an initiative to pay tribute to men and women who are leaving their mark and making a difference in Latin American and Caribbean rural communities.
This award pays tribute to those who are playing a unique dual role: guaranteeing food and nutritional security, by producing under all circumstances, as well as protecting the biodiversity of the planet. It will also emphasize their capacity to be positive role models in rural areas of the region.
Leaders of Rurality of the Americas shared their dreams and described their daily efforts to achieve a more inclusive and sustainable future for their communities
Colombian cocoa farmer and defender of rural women’s rights Liliana Jiménez Molina recognized by IICA as a “Leader of Rurality”
American farmer to receive IICA “Leaders of Rurality” award for innovative initiatives linking education and agriculture
Salvadoran coffee producer and “Cup of Excellence 2021” winner Ever Díaz to receive IICA’s “Leaders of Rurality” award
Argentine teacher to receive IICA Leaders of Rurality award for broadcasting classes over the radio during pandemic
Mexican agronomist Gabriela Lucas Deecke to receive IICA award for efforts to improve the quality of life of vulnerable rural populations