Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA)
Institut interaméricain de coopération pour l'agriculture (IICA)
Instituto Interamericano de Cooperación para la Agricultura (IICA)
Instituto Interamericano de Cooperação para a Agricultura (IICA)
7 Oct 1942, as Inter-American Institute of Agricultural Sciences (IAIAS) -- Institut interaméricain des sciences agricoles (IISA) -- Instituto Interamericano de Ciencias Agricolas (IICA), on the basis of a multilateral Convention, opened for signature by member countries of the then 'Pan American Union (PAU)', currently D-XD3030 - OAS. By virtue of that Convention, contracting states recognized the permanent status of the institution and its status as a legal entity in accordance with their own legislation. Executive Headquarters were originally established at PAU, with field operations in Turrialba (Costa Rica), but were transferred to Turrialba in 1946 and to San José (Costa Rica) in 1960. A convention for adoption of the present title opened for signature, 6 Mar 1979, and was adopted 8 Dec 1980, when two-thirds of the states party to the 1944 Convention had deposited their instruments of ratification. IICA is a specialized agency of the Inter-American System. Statutes registered in 'UNTS 1/19557'.
Support efforts of Member States to achieve progress and prosperity in the hemisphere through the modernization of the rural sector, the promotion of food security and the development of an agricultural sector that is competitive, technologically prepared, environmentally managed and socially equitable for the peoples of the Americas.
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Governing bodies: K-XK0442 - Inter-American Board of Agriculture (IABA) (meets every 2 years), comprises the 34 member countries. 'Executive Committee' (meets annually), comprises 12 Member States, elected on the basis of a system of partial rotation and equitable geographic distribution.
'General Directorate' as Executive Organ, comprising technical and administrative units.
Provides secretariat for:
- E-XD5496 - Central American Agricultural Council;
- U-XE1277 - Consejo Regional de Cooperación Agricola de Centroamérica, México y la República Dominicana (CORECA).
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