Ministers of Agriculture of the Americas promote joint action on health, food security strengthening, sustainability and rural digitalizationAccess all the information on the Conference of Ministers of Agriculture 2021/ Inter-American Board of Agriculture (IABA) at https://jia2021.iica.int/en/news/
Guatemalan coffee producer Elvia Monzón received IICA’s “Soul of Rurality” award in the presence of ministers of agriculture of the AmericasThe leader, cooperative member, and promoter of women in her country’s coffee industry represented seven other Leaders of Rurality recognized by IICA in the awards ceremony held during the Conference of Ministers of Agriculture of the Americas 2021.
Overcoming the crisis caused by the pandemic provides an opportunity to transform the development model and agrifood systems of Latin America and the CaribbeanThe Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) presented the report entitled “The Outlook for Agriculture and Rural Development in the Americas: A Perspective on Latin America and the Caribbean”.
Green Climate Fund and IICA sign agreement that will increase funding for climate resilience projects in Latin America and the CaribbeanThe Green Climate Fund foresees that the partnership with IICA will increase the financial resources available for mitigation, adaptation and resilience initiatives in the region, which, to date, has amounted to USD 1.85 billion in 41 climate projects.
U.S. Secretary Tom Vilsack: Agriculture offers some of the best solutions to climate changeThe Secretary of Agriculture of the United States, Tom Vilsack, addressed his peers at the Ministerial Conference organized by IICA. He warned of the devastating impacts of climate change and called for ending hunger, stating that “agriculture must and can be part of the solution”.
Minister of Agriculture of the Dominican Republic urges countries of the Americas to apply emergency measures to prevent African swine feverIn the Conference of Ministers of Agriculture of the Americas 2021, an event organized by IICA, the Dominican Republic and Haiti reported on the actions taken to fight the disease, which is threatening the Hemisphere’s swine industry. So far, it has only been detected on Dominican farms.