UN Summit: Governments, private sector and academia highlight key importance of digital agriculture for the positive transformation of food systemsThat was the conclusion drawn by senior officials from countries in the Americas and representatives of the private sector, academia and international organizations who took part in the panel discussion “Digitalization of agriculture as a determining factor in the transformation of food systems: a perspective from the Americas,” organized by the IICA as a side event to the Food Systems Summit convened by the UN Secretary General.
At the OAS, countries in the Americas supported IICA’s technical cooperation to tackle the pandemic and highlighted its leadership in preparation for the UN Food Systems Summit.Ambassadors and Representatives to the Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS) underscored the importance of the hemispheric agreement that IICA helped to consolidate regarding food systems and its promotion of agriculture as a driver of post-Covid-19 recovery.
IICA to launch online competition to promote bio-businesses in the coffee chainWinners will receive cash prizes for the purchase of inputs and services, scholarships to participate in specialization courses in the area of bioeconomy and the opportunity to be part of a bio-entrepreneurship support network.
EMBRAPA and IICA open an online course on good agricultural practices for a resilient agricultureThe training course begins 23 September, is free of charge and available at the IICA e-learning platform, https://elearning.iica.int/.
Global biofuel consumption set to increase by up to 8% this year following a weak 2020IICA has published the “Atlas de los biocombustibles líquidos 2020-2021,” an accurate, reliable and detailed information tool on the main biofuel variables.
Organic agriculture: facilitating trade channels is key to strengthening small-scale farmersThe successful experiences in trade and market penetration of organic farmers in Latin America was the topic of the fourth virtual meeting organized by the Inter-American Commission for Organic Agriculture (ICOA), in the framework of the agreement signed in March by IICA.