Digital exclusion: an obstacle that hinders rural women’s workIn 17 of the 23 Latin American and Caribbean countries analyzed, the number of women who report owning a mobile phone is lower compared to men. The greater the gender gap with respect to mobile phone ownership, the lower women’s participation in the workforce. Rural women are the least connected group.
The major global meeting on the bioeconomy brings together the private sector and university representativesFor three days, leading global authorities on the bioeconomy are meeting virtually for the 2020 International Conference on Applied Bioeconomy, which is the 24th edition of this event.
Largest global meeting on the Bioeconomy held for the first time in Latin AmericaThis year’s International Conference on Applied Bioeconomy Research, organized by the International Consortium on Applied Bioeconomy Research (ICABR), was co-organized by the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries of Argentina and IICA.
On its 78th anniversary, IICA strengthens cooperation ties with the Government of Costa RicaThe Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), represented by its Director General, Manuel Otero, and the Ministry of Foreign and Religious Affairs, through the Minister, Rodolfo Solano, renewed their general technical cooperation agreement.
Coffee farmer Denis Vásquez from Nueva Segovia, Nicaragua: “A well-nourished plant makes all the difference”The coffee leaf rust pest devastated Vásquez’s plot; however, the adequate use of fertilizers and disease- and pest-resistant coffee varieties has played a crucial role in overcoming the situation and achieving a healthy plot of land.
Registration now open for online course to strengthen capacities for exporting agrifood productsThe "Preparing to Export Agrifood Products" initiative is jointly organized by IICA and FITT Canada.