Minister of Agriculture, Sen. Haynesley Benn, reviews Dr. Villalobos’ candidature during a courtesy call at the Ministry today.

Dr. Victor Villalobos, the Mexican candidate for the top post of Director General of the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), is seeking this country’s support in his quest to take up that position during the period 2010 to 2014.

This was the focus of talks between the Minister of Agriculture, Senator Haynesley Benn, and Dr. Villalobos, who paid a visit to the Ministry’s Graeme Hall headquarters recently.

The Agriculture Minister stated that he had been a champion of IICA, for quite sometime, especially in relation to their programme for small farmers.

The Mexican candidate noted that if appointed, he would be committed to continuing IICA’s work and pushing agriculture to the forefront.

IICA is a specialised agency for agriculture within the Inter-American System of the Organisation of American States. It was established in 1942 with the goal to promote sustainable agricultural development through the facilitation of innovative technical cooperation.??

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