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  • Close to 80 U.S. students are visiting Costa Rica to learn about the country’s agriculture sector and to strengthen leadership skills, with the support of IICA

    University students from the U.S. are attending a seminar organized by Future Farmers of America (FFA) that includes visits to agricultural production areas in the Central American country.
  • Over one hundred rural youth graduated from the School of Agricultural Leaders co-founded by Costa Rica’s Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock and IICA

    The training program included three modules: digital agriculture, agricultural resilience and entrepreneurship. The participants were students from ten professional technical schools and from the local livestock association – Cámara de Ganaderos Unidos del Caribe.
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    Latin American and Caribbean countries make a joint commitment to act without delay to achieve food security in the region

    The commitment was made during a high-level meeting aimed at strengthening integration, organized by the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), and the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).
  • At the Biodiversity Conference (COP 15), the ministers who make up the Southern Agricultural Council (CAS) emphasize the importance of adopting a science-based approach to agricultural biotechnologies

    The ministers argued that biotech issues must be addressed within their specific area and within the scope of the Convention on Biological Diversity, adopted in 1992, in which the international community acknowledges the benefits of biotechnologies. The ministers also pointed out that safe management is possible with risk analysis.
  • Brazil and Argentina have the opportunity to be key players in global food security, said officials and specialists in a panel discussion in which IICA participated

    The meeting was part of AgriTalks, a series of conferences that Brazil’s Foreign Ministry has been hosting in different embassies around the world with the aim of promoting good agricultural practices and discussing the outlook for the sector, given the burgeoning global demand for healthy, nutritious and sustainably produced food.
  • Global alliance against fusarium and IICA strengthen technical systems in Venezuela to fight fungus threatening global banana production

    In Venezuela, sudden wilting in banana plants has impacted production since 2006.