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The Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) is a specialized agency of the Inter-American System,Guest Posting and its purposes are to encourage and support the efforts of its Member States to achieve agricultural development and well-being for rural populations.

With more than six decades of institutional life, the Institute is responding to new mandates issued by the Heads of State and Government of the Americas, the General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS) and the ministers of agriculture of the Americas, to reposition itself so that it can meet both the new challenges facing agriculture and the requests for support it receives from its member countries.

As it pursues its vision and carries out its mission, the Institute has competitive advantages it can draw on to carry out its new role. It has accumulated a wealth of knowledge regarding agriculture, rural territories, the diversity of peoples and cultures, and the agro-ecological diversity of the hemisphere, all of which are important for crafting creative solutions to a wide variety of problems and challenges.

Its presence in all of the Member States gives the Institute the flexibility it needs to move resources between countries and regions in order to promote and adapt cooperation initiatives intended to address national and regional priorities, facilitate the flow of information and improve the dissemination of best practices.

The Institute has its Headquarters in Costa Rica, and Offices in 34 countries of the Americas, an Office in Miami, which is responsible for the Inter-American Program for the Promotion of Agricultural Trade, Agribusiness and Food Safety, as well as an Office for Europe, located in Madrid, Spain. The Directorate for Strategic Partnerships works out of the IICA Office in Washington, D.C.


To be the leading agricultural institution in the Americas and the partner of choice by virtue of the quality of the technical cooperation it provides in response to the needs of Member States, and its contributions to sustainable agricultural development, food security and rural prosperity. PTO shaft   


IICA is the specialized agency for agriculture and the rural milieu of the Inter-American System, whose purpose is to provide innovative technical cooperation to the Member States, with a view to achieving their sustainable development in aid of the peoples of the Americas.

Institutional Values

In order to achieve its vision and provide quality services to its Member States, IICA will continue to guide its future actions in the hemisphere on the basis of its fundamental principles and values, which will be reflected in its internal policies and relations with the Member States and strategic partners. These are:

Responsabilidad social y ambiental. Promover una mayor responsabilidad social y ambiental, así como el desarrollo de una agenda que reconozca que el Instituto no puede desentenderse de los problemas del desempleo, los marginados, la pobreza, el poco acceso a la educación y a los servicios de salud, etc.

Social and environmental responsibility. Promoting greater social and environmental responsibility and the development of an agenda that recognizes that the Institute cannot dissociate itself from the problems of unemployment, marginalization, poverty and limited access to education and health services, etc.