In 2018, linkages were established and strengthened with at least 21 international organizations, such as the WTO, IFAD, IDB, the World Bank, CAF, the European Union and several research centers. The Institute also signed agreements with Microsoft and Bayer in order to carry out actions related to digital transformation and sustainable development in agriculture, respectively.
Under the banner of the EU-funded PROCAGICA program, technological models were implemented in 4005 coffee production units, for the purpose of boosting their profitability. The program is being implemented in Central America and the Dominican Republic.
In Paraguay, under the Itaipú Binacional-IICA agreement, the implementation of 1197 reforestation subprojects resulted in the planting of more than a million trees of native, exotic and forest species, while more than 1500 hectares of new forest cover was planted.
In Peru, with resources from the Energising Development Program, the IICA-implemented project entitled “Fund for Sustainable Access to Thermal Renewable Energy” provided close to 50 thousand rural inhabitants with access to energy technologies for use in the home, while enabling close to 1150 enterprises to have access to energy for productive uses, leading to a 4727-tonne reduction in CO2e emissions
The INNOVA-AF project was approved and launched, thanks to a USD 2 million donation by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). The project will be executed during the 2018-2021 period.