South Korea drives technological innovation in American agriculture

AdobeStock 180658324South Korea and the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) are encouraging  technological innovation in the agricultural sector in Latin America and the Caribbean in order to guarantee food security and combat climate change

In order to know more about synergies, the Asian official, accompanied by researchers and representatives of the South Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), held a meeting with the director general of IICA, Manuel Otero, at the headquarters of the international organisation in Costa Rica.

Korea is set to strengthen cooperation in the area of ​​future agriculture technology, innovation and rural digitisation. 

According to Manuel Otero, director general of IICA, with the advent of technoogy, the aim is to see how the countries work together. 

The Korean Technological Cooperation Office is set to establish strategic cooperation links with other countries and international organisations to address the main global problems, such as food security and climate change.

Korea cooperates with the Latin American region with projects to implement adaptive technologies in countries such as the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Peru, Brazil, Bolivia and Paraguay; and also works with research institutes on genetics and new technologies for agriculture in the United States, Mexico, Peru and Brazil, within the framework of the Korean Initiative for Food and Agriculture in Latin America (KoLFACI), the information indicates. official.

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