IICA and Argentina will promote the modernization of phytosanitary services in Latin America

San José (EFE) – The Inter-American Institute for Cooperation in Agriculture (IICA) reported this Friday that together with National Service for Health and Quality of Agriculture (SENASA) Argentina will promote the modernization of health services in Latin America and the Caribbean.

The authorities have indicated that they will strengthen the joint work program to promote the modernization of health services through the exchange of experiences and solutions with a focus on innovation, the use of technological tools, involvement and communication with consumers.

One of the innovation and modernization challenges facing phytosanitary services in America today is the incorporation of new technologies. Services must be up to current commercial requirements, and this implies innovation and new ways of management,” he explained the president of SENASA, Diana Guillén.

In the dialogue organized by IICA, in which the authorities from agricultural health Authorities from other countries in Latin America and the Caribbean emphasized the need to promote the process of information exchange and the search for innovative solutions.

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Health is promoted by IICA

The Director General of IICA, Manuel Otero, believes that SENASA was instrumental in the development and consolidation of technical organizations of the enlarged Mercosur (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay) directly related to agricultural health regulations and food safety, such as the Committee on Plant Health (COSAVE) of the Southern Cone and the Standing Veterinary Committee (CVP).

Otero added that the work plan between SENASA and IICA must revolve around how to work together to understand and translate into concrete actions the challenges facing the Argentine organization in the 21st century.

“We have to pay attention to the changes that are happening in the different diseases that affect ours crops and livestockwith a focus on how we create a better quality of life for our people,” said Otero.

The director of IICA added that SENASA “has a very big responsibility in constantly communicating that behind a liter of milk or any food in the supermarket, there is a little visible work of many experts, health workers and workers dealing with food safety, because thanks to this we have abundant foodcheap and quality.”

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