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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

    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.
  • 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

    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.
  • News

    Artwork by Argentinean painter Manuel Cancel is featured on IICA’s virtual gallery “Art, Education and Agriculture”

    The gallery, which is available on IICA’s website, features paintings that depict different realities of rural areas in the Americas.
  • News

    Brazil: first Latin American country slated to benefit from agricultural digital solutions, spearheaded by Nobel Prize winner, Michael Kremer

    This was announced by Brazil’s Minister of Agriculture, Tereza Cristina, at a ceremony in which the 2019 Nobel Prize winner for Economics was named an IICA Goodwill Ambassador. The focus will be family farming.


  • 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