Ir Arriba


This program seeks to increase agriculture’s contribution to economic growth and sustainable development. It stems from the notion that the bioeconomy can foster production development, by generating relevant knowledge and information to support decision-making.

Through the program, IICA assists member countries in designing strategies, policies, investments and regulations that will allow them to harness the potential of the bioeconomy in an inclusive and sustainable way.

  • News

    IICA Director General and Goodwill Ambassadors emphasize the role of agriculture in driving sustainable development

    The 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.
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    Ecuadorian youth develop virtual platform to overcome the pandemic and foster agricultural trade and rural tourism in Ecuador

    Computer and agricultural engineering students won a hackathon organized by the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock of Ecuador, the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), technology company SAP, Cenfotec University, Syngenta and Club AgTech.
  • News

    In response to Covid-19, Ibero-American countries, SEGIB and IICA are driving cooperation with a focus on food security

    SEGIB, IICA and 21 countries analyzed initiatives aimed at responding to the crisis generated by Covid-19 in the agriculture and rural sectors, in an effort to strengthen the role of cooperation in mitigating the effects of the pandemic.
  • News

    Berkeley economist, David Zilberman, says the pandemic increases the need to strengthen the bioeconomy to spur Latin American and Caribbean development

    The University of California, Berkeley Professor, a world-renowned authority on the bioeconomy, engaged in an online discussion with the Director General of IICA, Manuel Otero, in which he emphasized the potential of Latin America and the Caribbean,
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    PROCAGICA supports soil nutrition and fosters the application of agro-ecological practices on coffee farms in El Salvador to maintain their productivity

    Despite the limitations imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic, technical specialists have assisted producers in identifying farm needs and preparing their own fertilizer.


  • Promoting sustaniable Livelihood through the utilization of Permapiculture for Mangrove rehabilitation in costal communities in Surinam

  • Entrevista a José Perdomo, Presidente Ejecutivo de CropLife Latin America.

  • Prestação de Contas – IICA Brasil 2019

  • Presentación del Manual de BPA para la Producción Sostenible del Cultivo de la Piña

Contact us

Technical Cooperation Direction

Hugo Chavarría Miranda

Program Manager