A partnership involving IICA and the Mexican Agency for International Development Cooperation aims to promote knowledge and training for the development of agriculture.

The agreement was signed by the Director General of IICA, Víctor M. Villalobos (left), and the Executive Director of AMEXCID, Juan Manuel Valle.

Mexico, September 11, 2015 (IICA). Under a new cooperation agreement signed by the Mexican Agency for International Development Cooperation (AMEXCID) and the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), the two organizations will join forces to contribute to economic and social development, and to implement technical cooperation programs for Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC).

The agreement was signed by the Executive Director of AMEXCID, Juan Manuel Valle, and the Director General of IICA, Víctor M. Villalobos. The two 
officials pointed up the need to strengthen regional integration and joint efforts with a view to enhancing the capabilities of the region’s rural dwellers.

“The best investment that countries can make is in knowledge and training aimed at promoting the development of their societies,” Villalobos observed.

He also underscored the importance of complementing academic cooperation with technical assistance, so the rural sector improves its productivity and meets the growing demand for food for the world’s population.

The agreement calls for the implementation of joint activities through regional and bilateral programs, IICA’s technical cooperation networks, and the research programs of study and research centers in LAC.

It will also strengthen Mexico’s presence in other countries of the region by promoting Mexico’s strengths and opening up agricultural opportunities, 
given the need to train human capital for the sector.   Click here

More information:
gloria.abraham@iica.int