The World Food Prize Foundation

International Cooperation

Manuel Otero

Director-General, Inter-American Agricultural Agency (IICA)

M.Sc. in Agricultural Development (Wye College of the University of London), Master in Animal Production (Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center, Costa Rica), and Veterinarian (Faculty of Veterinary Sciences at the University of Buenos Aires).

Otero´s Administration is placing the emphasis on the promotion of agricultural and rural development through technical cooperation. He has succeeded in implementing an innovative policy based on partnerships, by developing work agendas with multilateral, bilateral, national and local entities.  Special mention must be made of the relationship developed with the private sector, with a view to strengthening agriculture, rural well-being in the Americas and the fulfilment of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, based on new models of cooperation.

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