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.
IICA recognizes Chile’s Macarena Valdés and Marco Aceituno as “Leaders of Rurality” for their creation of a self-sustainable model farm
Eodora Méndez, tireless advocate for the well-being of Honduran small farmers, is recognized as an IICA “Leader of Rurality”
José Muñoz, an educator and promoter of organic agriculture in northern Argentina, is awarded the title of “Leader of Rurality” by IICA
Julio César Delgado, an ornamental flower grower from Colombia and promotor of sustainable production, is recognized by IICA as a “Leader of Rurality”
Gustavo Rivas, the Guatemalan who has spent his entire life producing fresh foods and showcasing the value of family farmers, is recognized by IICA as a “Leader of Rurality”
Cooperative member Chito Quintero, a role model for peasant and indigenous communities in Panama, recognized by IICA as a “Leader of Rurality”