2022-2026 Medium-term Plan
An IICA committed to agrifood system transformation
The adjusted institutional strategy provides an invitation to join IICA in its efforts to strengthen sustainable agrifood systems in the Americas through technical cooperation of excellence.
The commitment undertaken up to 2026 is to create a more relevant, productive and integrated IICA, which will focus its capacities by way of seven technical cooperation programs and 35 delegations in our Member States, while also building on its close collaboration with the agrifood sector of the Americas and establishing bridges for collective dialogue and action.
The roadmap was based on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that guided the development of the 2030 Agenda; the weakening of multilateralism and increased protectionism in a multipolar world; the reduction of resources allocated to official development assistance; and the economic cycles in the aftermath of the 2008-2009 global financial crisis, driven by the rise of emerging economies and more recently the COVID-19 pandemic. Also worth noting is the exponential growth of digital transformation processes and the sustainable intensification of and interest in climate change-related risks.
During the next four years the Institute will enhance its efforts to position agriculture in the economy and in society, particularly the bioeconomy and its circular nature, as pillars of sustainable development, with a focus on agrifood systems; to prioritize climate action and the acceleration of technological innovation processes, recognizing the impact of these changes on governance and institutional frameworks; and promoting public policies related to agriculture and food security in the Americas.
5 Strategic Statements
The distinguishing feature of the Institute is its capacity to deliver timely, relevant, flexible, high- quality and accessible services. Through its innovative technical cooperation services, the model is supported by:
Strengthened human talent to increase the productivity and commitment of staff.
Promotion of new institutional governance.
Strengthened cooperation funding models and new and effective financial architecture to fulfill the institutional mission.
Our value proposition is to provide context-based, timely and innovative solutions to the main challenges facing agricultural and rural development in the Americas.
IICA’s technical cooperation aims to bring about significant transformation, through shared responsibilities and collaboration with strategic partners, with IICA driving and coordinating the process.
IICA works with its 34 Member States to ensure agricultural development and rural well-being in Latin America, the Caribbean, the United States and Canada, in a bid to:
The above will be done by providing technical cooperation solutions, by way of the Innovation and Bioeconomy; Agricultural Climate Action and Sustainability; International Trade and Regional Integration; Territorial Development and Family Farming; Agricultural Health, Safety and Agrifood Quality; Digitalization of Agrifood Systems and Gender Equality and Youth programs. We are a bridge that facilitates the exchange of specialized knowledge, in view of the challenges faced by the 34 countries to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
7 Technical Cooperation Programs
The Public Policy Observatory for Agrifood Systems is a digital platform available to countries of the Americas, seeking to provide a meeting point to exchange knowledge and foster a new generation of public policies designed to strengthen and transform the hemisphere’s agrifood systems. The Institute aims to supply information, ideas and opportunities to decision-makers to inform policymaking, as well as to foster partnerships and increase cooperation and experience sharing among various stakeholders and countries throughout the region.
The objective of the Leadership School for the Transformation of Agrifood Systems of the Americas (ELTSA) is to mobilize political, social, financial and technical support among national, regional and global entities that have common and complementary objectives, thereby contributing to building leadership capacities and the promotion and management of the innovation required to drive the transformation of agrifood systems of the Americas.
An IICA that looks outward to the world from the Americas.
Main partners in developing our strategy:
The Institute’s technical cooperation is underpinned by a series of modern processes, regulations and administrative management systems. Its corporate services bring together vast experience in design, planning, budgeting, finances, monitoring, evaluation, capitalization and automation, which has been duly accredited at the international level.
The administrative management is governed by the following seven principles:
From words to action: an IICA of open doors
Actions in the different initiatives spearheaded by IICA, which strongly support the 2022/ 2026 Medium-term Plan.