Latin American and Caribbean agricultural authorities and researchers highlight the use of bioinputs to boost agricultural productivity and sustainability in the regionIICA, the EU, IDB, FAO, FONTAGRO and AGRO-INNOVA organized a forum in Panama to discuss opportunities for bioinput use in agriculture in the Americas and to identify possible areas for joint collaboration.
IICA and SENASA of Argentina are strengthening ties to improve and modernize phytosanitary services in the AmericasAmong SENASA’s objectives in aiming to streamline its services are a focus on capacity development, horizontal management, and most of all, determining how to address the changing nature of pests and diseases affecting the agrifood industry, using a One Health approach.
Fifteen AgTechs offering digital agriculture solutions for the Americas will attend Digital Agriculture Week 2023 in Costa RicaThe winning companies were chosen from a field of 70 applicants. The event will adopt a hybrid—in-person and virtual—format.
IICA, IDB and FAO create network of experts and researchers to improve experience sharing on agrifood trade and trade policy in Latin America and the CaribbeanDiscussions in this neutral and independent space will also seek to improve the technical quality and relevance of research on agrifood trade in the Americas and strengthen capacities to provide technical guidance and policy recommendations to governments and the private sector.
IICA and other global organizations attending a summit in Washington warn that the climate crisis can only be tackled through broad partnerships that prioritize science and innovationThe meeting presented data indicating that investment in innovation and new technologies to address climate change and global hunger is consistently increasing, through the urgent adaptation of agrifood production.
Addressing a summit in Washington, Laura Suazo, Secretary of Agriculture of Honduras, stresses the importance of international financing to tackle climate changeSuazo, who chairs IICA’s Executive Committee and is the first women at the helm of the Secretariat of Agriculture and Livestock of Honduras, was a speaker in the panel discussion on “Innovation for Integrating and Mainstreaming Agriculture in the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) - Lessons Learned from Africa, Asia and Latin America”.