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WHO ARE WE?

The Inter-American Institute for Cooperation  on Agriculture  (IICA) is the  specialized agency for agriculture of the Inter-American System that supports the efforts of Member States to achieve agricultural development and rural well-being.

The Institute provides  cooperation services through close  and permanent work with its 34 Member  States, addressing their needs in a timely  manner. Without a doubt, IICA’s most  valuable asset is the close  relationship it maintains with the beneficiaries of its work.  We have  broad  experience in  areas such as  technology and innovation for agriculture, agricultural health,  food  safety and quality,  international agricultural trade, family farming, rural development, natural resource management and the bioeconomy.

MISSION

Our mission is to encourage, promote  and support Member  States in their efforts to achieve agricultural development and rural well-being through  international technical cooperation of excellence.

VISION

Our vision is to be a modern and efficient institution supported by a platform of human resources and processes that are capable of mobilizing the knowledge available in the region  and around the world, with the aim of achieving a competitive, inclusive and sustainable  agriculture sector that  takes advantage of opportunities to contribute  to economic growth  and development as well  as to foster greater  rural well-being  and sustainable management of its natural capital.

IICA PRIORITIES FOR STATEGIC ACTION

In pursuit of its vision and mission, IICA focuses its actions in six strategic areas:

  • Contributing to the Repositioning of Agriculture and Rural life and a new institution

Framework

  • Promoting trade and Competitiveness of Agribusiness
  • Promoting the Development of Rural Communities based on a Territorial Approach
  • Promoting the   Sustainable  Management  of   Natural  Resources   and   the

Environment

  • Promoting Agricultural Health and Food Safety
  • Promoting the Introduction of Technology and Innovation for the Modernization of

Agriculture and Rural Development

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