Guyana seeks Brazilian support to spur agricultural leadership in the CaribbeanTereza Cristina, Minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply of Brazil, and Zulfikar Mustapha, Minister of Agriculture of Guyana, met to set in motion an extensive cooperation agenda. Manuel Otero, Director General of IICA, also took part in the meeting.
Cooperatives are pivotal to food system sustainabilityIICA has launched a series of virtual dialogues to ensure that the agriculture sector of the Americas will have a strong voice at the UN Food Systems Summit 2021.
One hundred representatives of the public and private sectors in the Caribbean received training on nutrition labelling.The training was imparted in a virtual seminar organized by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Caribbean Agricultural Health and Food Safety Agency (CAHFSA), and IICA.
Revamping agrifood systems: the key to developing the agriculture sectorCasio Luiselli, university researcher and member of IICA’s Advisory Council for Food Security in the Americas, insists that the current health crisis poses new challenges for rural areas and their systems of political and economic organization – challenges that necessitate the renewal of agrifood systems.
IICA and its partners will launch a new virtual business round for agrifood businesses with a view to strengthening intra-regional tradeRegistration for the event, to be held between May 24 and 28, is already open.
Andean Ministers of Agriculture back Global Alliance against banana disease and call for increased joint international actionsIICA is the coordinator of the Secretariat of the Alliance’s Executive Committee, whose mission is to support the banana industry in the fight against the destructive Fusarium TR4 fungus, by developing knowledge, technology, and a definitive scientific solution to the disease.