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Central American Agriculture and Livestock Council signs agreement with CIMMYT

The two institutions will collaborate to strengthen the seed sector, promote improved crop varieties and relevant mechanization in the region.

Julio CalderoĢn and Tom Lumpkin stop for a photo as they tour the CIMMYT campus. Photos: Xochiquetzal Fonseca
The CIMMYT delegation provides a presentation for CalderoĢn. From left to right: Felix San Vicente, ViĢctor LoĢpez, Lumpkin, CalderoĢn, Arturo Hinojosa and Isabel PenĢƒa.

In Texcoco, Mexico, on 03 December, ThomasĀ A. Lumpkin, CIMMYT director general, signed a memorandum of understanding with Julio CalderoĢn, Executive Secretary of the Central American Agriculture and Livestock Council (CAC), for shared work to strengthen the seed sector and to promote seed of improved crop varieties and relevant mechanizationĀ for small- and intermediate-scale farmers in the region.

Created in 1991, CAC is part of the Central American Integration System (SICA) established by Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama and helps to link agricultural with other key sectors and agencies, in benefit of farmers and rural inhabitants.

From left to right: Bram Govaerts, CalderoĢn, Lumpkin and San Vicente pause for a photo.
CalderoĢn and Lumpkin sign the memorandum of understanding.