Silvia Sarapura, the newest member of IICA’s Advisory Council for Food Security in the AmericasThe Peruvian-Canadian researcher, who specializes in rural planning, has a solid background in international rural and agricultural research for development.
Experts foresee mounting global pressure to ensure food safety and a balance between production and the environmentIntegrated logistics, harmonized rules and the free flow of trade are issues that are gaining increased relevance, claimed recognized experts in the agrifood sector—Gustavo Idígoras and Marcos Jank—in a discussion with Manuel Otero, Director General of IICA.
IICA launches crowdfunding campaign to strengthen food security in Haiti and Antigua and Barbuda in the face of Covid-19Donations of any amount will be received on the GoFundMe platform and will go to 4 rural communities in these countries to purchase seeds and basic agricultural inputs.
Increased access to technology and improved soil quality are essential to tackling agriculture’s production challengesInternational research center experts joined the Director General of IICA in a forum to analyze the challenges and opportunities for agriculture in the Americas, as it seeks to become the world’s major food supplier.
IICA participated in a Bayer-organized discussion targeting 100 million small farmers in low- and middle-income countriesThe global company’s discussion with partners about training, support and technology to generate income and promote sustainable production models was consistent with IICA’s objectives.
IICA Director General and Goodwill Ambassadors emphasize the role of agriculture in driving sustainable developmentThe vibrant discussion on agriculture as an engine for human development featured Michael Kremer, Rattan Lal, Alysson Paolinelli, Susana Balbo, Jens Mesa, Hugo Sigman and Dennis McClung.