April 12, 2021

Argentina and IICA bring “ApiCaribe” to Dominica

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From Caribbean News Now ROSEAU, Dominica – Dominica was the next stop for the government of Argentina and the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation in Agriculture (IICA) in their efforts to promote apiculture in the Caribbean.  Argentine Ambassador Gustavo Martinez Pandiani and IICA Representative Kent Coipel joined Dominican Permanent Secretaries of Foreign Affairs, Sylvaine Burton, and […]

Reducing the OECS food import bill: New trade data tool to inform policy

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Wednesday, February 6, 2019 — Spurring domestic agricultural production to meet local and international demand while reducing the region’s food import bill is the focus of a powerful new data tool recently presented to agricultural decision makers at the OECS Commission. The ‘OECS Trade Vista for Food and Agriculture’ portal was presented by Dr. Patrick Antoine, Special […]

Barbados: Caribbean Week of Agriculture starts Mon Oct 8

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From Barbados GIS The Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security will host theCaribbean Week of Agriculture, from Monday, October 8, to Friday, October 12, at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre (LESC). During the week, there will be a number of activities, including a plenary session, workshops, seminars, presentations by FAO, CARDI and IICA, as well […]

Otero concludes visit to the Eastern Caribbean by meeting with ministers in Saint Lucia

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The Director General of IICA held meetings with the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries, Physical Planning, Natural Resources and Cooperatives, Ezechiel Joseph; the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sarah Flood-Beaubrun; diplomatic missions accredited to Saint Lucia; and the Director General of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), Didacus Jules. Castries, Saint Lucia, 27 August 2018 (IICA). […]

Mexico strengthens agricultural ties with Caribbean

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MÉRIDA – The Ministers of Agriculture of Mexico and the Caribbean recently met to discuss the need to improve regional collaboration for the benefit of rural development in their countries, and highlighted the technical cooperation provided by the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) to enhance agrifood development in the region. During the First […]

Caribbean experience in agritourism shared with South Pacific

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From IICA IICA was instrumental in facilitating the first Agritourism Workshop in the Republic of Vanuatu, a pacific island nation located 1750 kilometers east of Australia. Port Vila, July 8, 2016 (IICA). At the request of the Government of Vanuatu and the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA), and in collaboration with the […]

Agreement: Caribbean Tourism Organization and Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture

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From eTN Global news Ten years after they began an informal relationship the region’s umbrella public sector tourism organization and the western hemisphere’s agriculture agency have formalized an agreement to strengthen linkages between tourism and agriculture. The Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) and the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) signed a memorandum of understanding […]

Caribbean to benefit from IICA-Mexico funded project

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From Caribbean360 IICA said that the programme, in which 10 people from each CARICOM country will take part, will focus on the areas of protected agriculture, small ruminants (sheep and goats), agrotourism, technological innovation, horticulture, and water management. SAN JOSE, Costa Rica, CMC – Producers and technical officers from 14 Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries participate […]