IICA Prepares to Celebrate Its 70th Anniversary

It is 70 years since the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) was founded to provide technical cooperation to the agricultural sector and rural territories of the Americas.

A ceremony to commemorate this milestone will be held on October 8th, and participants will include the President of Costa Rica, Laura Chinchilla, and the Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), Ertharin Cousin.

One might think that a 70-year-old organization would be showing signs of aging, but the organization has never been so relevant and has renewed mandates.

The ceremony will take place at the National Theater of Costa Rica, the country where the Institute has its Headquarters and on whose soil its foundations were laid on October 7, 1942.

Although the hemispheric-level celebration will take place on October 8 in Costa Rica, during the course of this year activities have been held to mark the 70th anniversary in IICA’s 34 Member States.

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