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Gender equality and the integration of youth in agricultural and rural development processes are fundamental and extremely important issues.

This cross-cutting issue aims to ensure the full participation of women and youth, providing them with equal opportunities and empowering them in all roles, in keeping with the provisions of the SDGs. The goal is to harness their potential and to contribute to development processes that will improve their standard of living and that of their families and communities.

  • News

    Smart management of the Mediterranean fruit fly in Mexico strengthens food production

    Mexican producers play a leading role in combating this insect in the countryside.
  • News

    Eight South American singers and musical groups join the IICA tribute to food chain workers

    Approximately 100 artists and musical groups have now come on board the IICA initiative to turn the political and social spotlight on the agriculture sector and rurality during Covid-19.
  • News

    Syngenta and IICA join forces to foster agricultural innovation in the Americas

    Headquartered in Switzerland, Syngenta is a global leader in the research and development of products to protect crops and improve seeds. The company and IICA will work together to implement projects aimed at expanding farmers’ access to tools that foster sustainable agricultural production.
  • News

    The 2020 World Food Prize winner appeals for sustainable soil management to boost agricultural productivity

    During an online conversation with Manuel Otero, Director General of IICA, renowned scientist and Nobel Prize winner, Rattan Lal, emphasized the importance of soil health in creating a more efficient and environmentally friendly agriculture sector.
  • News

    South American Parliamentarians discuss the implementation and regulation of agricultural insurance

    The discussion took place during IICA’s II virtual forum of parliamentarians, with the participation of the Chairpersons of the Agriculture Committees in the Chambers of Deputies and Senates of Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay.


  • Pascal Girot, Director de la escuela de Geografía - UCR

  • Entrevista a Ana Cristina Quirós, Viceministra de Agricultura de Costa Rica. Rally Femenino 2020.

  • Día Internacional de la Mujer 2020. Soy la generación igualdad.

  • Pilar Cisneros, periodista costarricense - Rally Femenino.

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Technical Cooperation Direction

Ileana Ramírez Quirós

Specialist in Gender and Youth