A two-week training program in August 2021 for 15 scientists from Bangladesh and The Philippines will focus on the scientific and technical aspects of food safety standards, systems, and best practices necessary for ensuring the protection of public health in the U.S. and export markets. Knowledge and connections gained by these Cochran Fellows will provide them with an opportunity to increase their country’s capacity for agricultural research, extension, and participation in international trade.
IICA has for over 75 years sought to "encourage, promote and support the efforts of the Member States [stretching from Canada to Argentina] to achieve their agricultural development and rural welfare by means of international technical cooperation of excellence." Objectives include:
1.To approach for monitoring, managing and sequestrating soil organic carbon (SOC)
2. To serve as a bridge between science, policy and development work on soil health restoration in the Americas, building capacity and using resourcesmart approaches to achieve multiple development goals: