The SAGARPA signed the second stage of the Technical Cooperation Agreement for the Encouragement of Abilities with the IICA, with which the geographical coverage will englobe 22 Central American and Caribbean countries, and the aim will be to promote the transfer of technology and innovation in the agricultural and stockbreeding areas.
This expansion of the agreement establishes the involvement of 400 specialists and tehchnicians in these countries that will be trained by education and scientific institutions of the Mexican agriculture and stockbreeding sector with the aim of encouraging the technology and innovation transfer to improve the agricultural productivity and the development in the region.
This agreement for the Promotion of Abilities to Encourage the Agricultural Development together with Central America and the Caribbean region is another sample of the interest shown by Mexico to support the countries in the region for the improvement of their institutional frameworks that help to increase food production, as well as better commercialisation strategies.
This strategy has been fruitful and has yielded benefits in its first stage through the identification of agricultural productivity replicable schemes and with one-time actions for the strengthening of abilities in the fields of protected agriculture, rural tourism, household and backyard agriculture, soil and water protection, and phytopathology.
In this second stage, new subjects will be added, such as phyto- and zoosanitary protection of harbours, airports and land borders through the Food and Agriculture Health, Harmlessness and Quality National Service (SENASICA), that wil offer its experience to the participant countries.
Monday, 13 April 2015/ SAGARPA/ Mexico.