Agricultural Trade: A key engine to drive the economies of Latin America impacted by the pandemicIICA and the Latin American Integration Association (ALADI, in Spanish) prepared a reference document with relevant information for designing, implementing, and financing a project to promote regulatory convergence in the agrifood sector across the countries of Mercosur and the Pacific Alliance, supported by both institutions.
The positive transformation of agrifood systems will hinge on bolstering national Science and Technology systemsThis was the view arising out of a virtual forum on “Science, Technology and Innovation to Transform Food Systems in Latin America” – the final in a series of five meetings organized by IICA in preparation for the UN Food Systems Summit.
IICA hosts webinar to share results of ground-breaking research on hurricane resilience and food security measurementAdaptive capacity, specifically the diversity of crops grown, literacy level of the head of the household, and assets were the most important factors that positively contributed to household resilience.
IICA held a training of trainers programme for measuring climate resilience in agriculture and related sectorsThe framework calculates the Resilience Capacity Index (RCI) of households based on established resilience structures or pillars, such as, adaptive capacity, access to basic services, assets, and social safety networks.
Dominica makes first export of Vetiver grass to Antigua and Barbuda under IICA-CBF EbA projectIICA, the Caribbean Biodiversity Fund (CBF), IAMovement and University of Florida partner to bring grassroots solutions to the climate change challenge in vulnerable island communities.
Chilean farmer and advocate of inclusive, integrative agriculture, Alfredo Carrasco, to receive IICA “Leaders of Rurality” awardIn 2017, Carrasco suffered a serious accident that forced him to reinvent himself at a very young age. Today, the 25-year-old has forged a new path through FarmHability, an inclusive project that promotes sustainable, integrative agriculture.