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Ministerials Paragraphs Related to the Theme Paragraphs VII Summit
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Date:  6/8/2016 
IlCA provides technical cooperation for agriculture in hemispheric, regional, and national projects in accordance with the priorities identified by its Member States. Some of these cooperation activities, linked to the themes of the 7th Summit of the Americas, are:

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• Promotion of technological and commercial innovations aimed at improving agro-ecological production, agroindustry, fish farming, beekeeping, and water resource management, and reducing food loss. The improvements adopted can be seen in products such as rice, vegetables, poultry, cacao, coffee, flowers, avocadoes, tomatoes, potatoes, and cassava.
• Increase of public sector capabilities for integrated water resource management, the use of irrigation systems and water harvesting, waste management, and the implementation of measures to combat soil degradation.
• Coordination of institutional efforts designed to achieve climate-smart agriculture, promoting capacity development within the ministries of environment and agriculture, the development of plans for climate change adaptation in agriculture, and the integration of the gender perspective to address the threat that climate change poses.
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Date:  6/21/2011 
IICA has implemented a cross-cutting program on “Agriculture, Natural Resource Management and Climate Change” supporting the development of public policies and strategies to improve the agriculture sector’s adaptation to and mitigation of the effects of climate change; to enhance sustainable agriculture and sustainable management of natural resources; and to share information on the relevance of climate change issues to agriculture and rural communities. Before the Cancun Climate Summit of (COP 16), IICA delivered to the Ministers a position paper regarding the potential adaptation of agriculture to climate change as well as to its mitigation.
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