- The meeting assessed the different challenges currently faced due to climate change.
November 30, 2022. CATIE (Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) met to discuss the scope of the report "Assessment of agricultural resilience to climate change and its relationship to food insecurity and migration in the Northern Triangle of Central America".
Reports such as the one presented represent a valuable source of knowledge for decision makers, mainly to discuss cooperation with the USDA Agricultural Research Service, specifically in research on coffee and cocoa, as well as the mobilization of resources to safeguard CATIE's international collections. They also took the opportunity to discuss the new USDA-CATIE project to analyze low-emission livestock in Mexico and, finally, the role that the U.S. organization will play in the Center's 50th anniversary celebration in 2023.
The meeting was attended by Muhammad Ibrahim, director general of CATIE, along with Carlos Araya, director of Green Business Development, Resource Mobilization and Strategic Alliances; Richard Rortvedt, the Center's representative in Washington; representatives of the USDA; Marianne McElroy, director of Global Programs of the Foreign Agricultural Service; Otto González, senior director of Agricultural Economic Development; as well as Adre Ntamack and Jim Suits.
Director General of CATIE