Partnership with World Food Programme strengthened
SAN JUAN, Costa Rica, Oct. 12 CMC – An agreement has been signed between the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to carry out joint actions aimed at boosting agricultural productivity in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Among other objectives, the agreement signed by the Director General of IICA, Víctor M. Villalobos, and the Executive Director of WFP, Ertharin Cousin, seeks to consolidate the work carried out by both organizations as part of the Purchase for Progress (P4P) Program. This initiative has been working to improve links between small-scale producers and markets in Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador and Nicaragua since 2009.
“The WFP not only provides food to the populations, but also gives them tools to develop their capacities to meet their current and future needs, as well as those of their children. But we need partners who can contribute their comparative advantages; therefore the partnership with IICA is very important in this part of the world,” Cousin stated.
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