CATIE is governed by three superior bodies:

1. Inter-American Board of Agriculture (IABA)

It is the supreme body of CATIE. It is made up of 34 member countries, which meet regularly every two years.

2. Superior Council of Ministers

It is made up of a minister from each of the CATIE member countries - linked to the agricultural and / or natural resources sector -, the Director General of the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) and a representative of the IABA. It is chaired by the Minister of Agriculture and Livestock of Costa Rica and the Director General of IICA serves as Vice President.

CATIE's regular member countries are Belize, Bolivia, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, the Dominican Republic and Venezuela. 

3. Board of Directors

It is made up of 13 members, who render their services ad honorem and meet at least once a year. Each member is carefully selected and participates in it in a personal capacity. Among them are four permanent members: the Minister of Agriculture and Livestock of Costa Rica or his representative, the Director General of IICA or his representative, a representative of the IABA and a representative of the Superior Council, as well as four directors representing member countries. CATIE and five directors representing the international community.

Its guidelines are implemented by Luis Ernesto Pocasangre, CATIE's General Director, who is also the Ex officio Secretary of the Board of Directors. He is supported in this mission by the Deputy Director General and the Research for Development Directorates for Inclusive Green Development, Education, Outreach and Global Alliances, as well as Finance and Corporate Services.

Members of the Board of Directors

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Gale Garnett

President
Member Country: Belize
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James French

VICEPRESIDENTE
For International Community: United States
Roberto-Camacho

Roberto Camacho

REPRESENTATIVE OF MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE AND LIVESTOCK OF COSTA RICA
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Lloyd Day

Representative of the Director General of IICA
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Manuel Otero

Director General of the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA)
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Bosco Castillo Cruz

REPRESENTATIVE OF THE SUPERIOR COUNCIL
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Hanna Wajda

Representative of the Inter-American Board of Agriculture (IABA)
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Ivonne García

Member Country: Dominican Republic
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Vivian Polar

Member country
Karla-Posada1

Karla Posada

Member country
Daniel-Barthelemy1

Daniel Barthelemy

For International Community: France
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Christoph Kohlmeyer

Por Comunidad Internacional
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Richard Rogers

For International Community: United States
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Luis Ernesto Pocasangre

Director general of CATIE
Secretary ex-officio

Member of the Superior Council of Ministers

  • Víctor Carvajal Porras, Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock
  • Jose Abelardo Mai, Belice, Ministry of Agriculture, Food Security and Enterprises of the Government of Belize
  • Santos Condori Nina, Minister of Rural Development and Lands, Bolivia
  • Luis Ernesto Pocasangre, Secretary Ex-officio of the Superior Council, CATIE
  • Hanna Wajda, Canadá, Representative of the Inter-American Board of Agriculture (IABA)
  • Óscar Enrique Guardado, El Salvador, Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock
  • Maynor Estuardo Estrada Rosales, Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food, Guatemala
  • Laura Suazo, Secretary of Agriculture and Livestock, Honduras
  • Manuel Otero, Director General, Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA)
  • Lloyd Day, representante del Instituto Interamericano de Cooperación para la Agricultura (IICA)
  • Víctor Manuel Villalobos Arámbula, Secretariat of Agriculture and Rural Development (AGRICULTURA), Mexico
  • Bosco Castillo Cruz, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Nicaragua
  • Augusto Valderrama, Ministry of Agricultural Development, Panama
  • Rolando De Barros Barreto,, Secretariat of Environment, Paraguay
  • Limber Cruz López, Ministry of Agriculture, Dominican Republic
  • Wilmar Castro Soteldo, Ministry of Popular Power for Agriculture and Lands, Venezuela
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