Bridging the digital divide and accelerating connectivity in rural areas: urgent tasks for the development of Latin America and the CaribbeanDuring a forum organized by IICA, ministers, regulators and private sector representatives emphasized the importance of laying the groundwork for a digital agricultural revolution in order to guarantee a better quality of life in the countryside.
Experts call for coordinated actions to contain the pandemic threatening bananasBananas are the fourth most produced food crop in the world after wheat, rice and corn, and the fifth most consumed unprocessed crop on the planet.
Bananas: a key crop for food security that is under threatA banana “pandemic” caused by the Tropical Race 4 (TR4) strain of the Fusarium fungus is devastating the crop in several countries. Coordinated public-private efforts are needed to generate knowledge and build capacities to contain the disease.
Latin America and the Caribbean urged to let its voice be heard at the UN Food Systems SummitJoachim von Braun, President of the Scientific Group for the UN Summit, issued this appeal during a meeting of IICA’s Advisory Council for Food Security in the Americas.
International technology and agricultural leaders will analyze strategies to bridge the rural digital divide in the AmericasIICA has invited high-level public authorities, academics and private sector representatives to come together to assess how to create a roadmap for the full connectivity of rural areas in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Rattan Lal ranked by Stanford University researchers as the world’s top scientist in the field of Agriculture and AgronomyRattan Lal has been ranked #111 among the 100,000 most productive scientists in the world, according to a specialized publication. Lal leads the “Living Soils of the Americas” initiative launched by IICA.