European Union and IICA join forces to minimize food and nutrition insecurity for 1,508 families in the Trifinio region of Central AmericaThe AGRO-INNOVA and PROCAGICA projects provide technical assistance and agricultural inputs to bolster food production based on good agricultural practices under agroforestry systems.
Female farmers from Latin America and the Caribbean recount their efforts and fight against inequality on International Day of Rural WomenChile’s Minister of Agriculture, María Emilia Undurraga, also delivered a message at the event organized by IICA, during which participants listened to firsthand accounts that reflect women’s growing leadership in rural areas and discussed the need to give greater visibility to the inequality gaps that affect them.
Colombian cocoa farmer and defender of rural women’s rights Liliana Jiménez Molina recognized by IICA as a “Leader of Rurality”Through her agricultural work, Liliana seeks to make women protagonists in Colombia's vast rural areas.
Fourth virtual business roundtable of the agrifood chains of Latin America and the Caribbean resulted in trade deals valuing USD 18 millionThe event was held from 27 September to 1 October and included 543 participating companies.
“Leader of Rurality” Mexican agronomist to promote projects for small-scale rural farmers together with IICAMexican agronomist Gabriela Lucas will work together with IICA through the Center for Innovation on Small-Scale Sustainable Agriculture (CIASPE), which she founded. Joint work will be geared towards assisting small-scale producers who require projects and best practices to improve soils and boost the food security and income of their communities.
Costa Rica inaugurates molecular biology lab to fight coffee rust and work to develop new bean varietiesThe laboratory was inaugurated at the Coffee Institute of Costa Rica (ICAFE) in a joint initiative between the European Union, IICA, CATIE and PROMECAFE. It will serve the coffee industry in Mesoamerica and the Caribbean.