IICA urges CA to capitalize on agricultural science and innovation

It exposes regional developments and addresses the field of biotechnology, emphasizing that the institute can contribute in terms of regulatory frameworks

San Jose. – Inter-American Institute for Cooperation in Agriculture (IICA) urge Central America To benefit from science and innovation in the agricultural sector and to highlight the importance of trade between the countries of the region.

IICA attaches great importance to issues of science and innovation because we have to take advantage of the new frontiers of knowledge. Biotechnology and biosafety are essential to transforming our agricultural food systems.”IICA Director, Manuel Otero, said during a meeting with Central American ministers.

On his part, the technical specialist of IICAAnd the Peter RockExplaining to Ministers regional developments and speaking in the field of biotechnology, he emphasized that the institute could contribute in terms of regulatory frameworks.
“Vaccine development, animal health management, food improvement, disease-carrying mosquitoes control. We see biotechnology as a toolbox and countries will determine what tools to use in the agriculture and livestock sector,” Roche noted.

The meeting was held within the framework of the periodic meeting of the Central American Agricultural Council (CAC), an organ of the Central American Integration System (SICA), in which Ministers and Ministers of Agriculture from Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador and Guatemala participated. Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama and the Dominican Republic.

“Biotechnology and biosafety are essential to transforming our agricultural food systems.”
– Manuel Otero, Director of IICA

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