Bolivia: Government boosts Genetic Research on Quinoa

The Government of Bolivia, through the Ministry of Rural Development and Lands and the International Quinoa Center (CIQ), in coordination with the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), organized the First International Forum on the cultivation of Quinoa, under the heading "Opportunities and Challenges to the discovery of the quinoa genome". The objective of this initiative is to contribute to the strengthening of the country's quinuero sector.

IICA and Finland promote the use of renewable energy among farmers in the Andean region

More than 12,000 rural men and women in the Andean region (Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru) have replaced traditional energy use with renewable energy, thanks to the Energy and Environment Partnership with the Andean Region (AEA), developed by the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) and funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland (MAEF).

Mercosur celebrates 25 years

Today is celebrated in the Mercosur building in Montevideo and with the presence of the President of the Oriental Republic of Uruguay, Dr. Tabare Vazquez, the seminar "Reflections and Challenges 25 years after the signing of the Treaty of Asuncion".

In the trade negotiations Mercosur-EU, time of suspicion

In the event organized by the COPA-COGECA and European trade organization CELCAA, in which representatives from the Member States and the European Commission, Spanish Agrifood Cooperatives has expressed reservations for a likely increase in concessions they can be offered by the Commission in the agricultural sector, especially in the livestock sectors such as pork, beef and poultry, as well as other Mediterranean products, such as garlic and orange juice.

Latin America: Innovation and sustainability, economic centers for the development of agriculture

Under the IX International Forum on innovation for sustainable agriculture in Latin America, renowned speakers will talk about the economic challenges of the region and innovation as an essential way for development.

OECD consensus seeks to achieve a more productive and sustainable global food system

The aim of the Ministerial Meeting on Agriculture in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is to achieve a consensus among the ministers on the principles of agricultural policies to achieve a new policy paradigm for agriculture and feeding the world.

Latin America and the Caribbean in the fight against hunger

Representatives of the governments of Latin America and the Caribbean will meet in Mexico City from 29 February to 3 March at the Regional Conference of the Food and Agriculture Organization, FAO, to deepen their efforts sets to eradicate hunger and malnutrition.

Bolivia, last place of the most important conference on water in Latin America

The XVI Conference of Iberoamerican Water Directors (CODIA), the main forum on the subject of Latin America, which was held in Santa Cruz de la Sierra (Bolivia), has adopted a series of agreements to strengthen the strategic role of CODIA as a platform for training and improving the management of water resources in the region. The next conference will be held in Campeche (Mexico), in the second half of 2016.

Bolivia and Spain cooperate on Sustainable Development

About 40 technicians and managers of Biosphere Reserves of Latin America, Spain, Portugal, together with representatives of the Man and Biosphere Program of UNESCO and international organizations such as UNESCO, IUCN and FAO participate in Santa Cruz de la Sierra (Bolivia) of an international seminar on sustainable development of these green spaces protected in Latin America and the Caribbean ", which lasts until 13 November.

Bolivia is interested in the experience of Andalusia in international markets

Economy Secretary-General held a meeting with Deputy Minister…