Manuel Otero Re-elected IICA Director-General

Dr. Manuel Otero was re-elected Director General of IICA (Photo via IICA)
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(Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture Press Release) Argentinian veterinarian Manuel Otero was re-elected as Director General of the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) during the Conference of Ministers of Agriculture of the Americas 2021. He will serve a new term as head of the international organisation specialising in agricultural development and rural well-being, from 2022 to 2026. 

The proposal to re-elect Otero, which was fully endorsed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Argentina, was presented at the Conference by the Minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries of Argentina, Luis Basterra, who thanked his peers across the hemisphere for their support for the Argentinian candidate.
 
Otero took office as Director General of IICA for a four-year term on January 16, 2018 and was reelected for the post by the ministers and secretaries of the 33 countries of the Americas that participated in the Conference of Ministers, held within the framework of the meeting of the Inter-American Board of Agriculture (IABA), IICA’s highest governing body.
 
In re-electing the Director General of IICA, the Ministers of Agriculture of the Americas highlighted Otero’s innovative management during his first term as head of the international organisation.

Read more at: Inter American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture

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