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    Watch Out for TR4, the Banana Disease that is a Worst-Case Pandemic Scenario

    TR4 has spread through banana cultivars across the world and jumped last year into Colombia. It is a perfectly deadly enemy for banana planters and one that leaves a clear lesson: one must be ready for worst-case pandemic scenarios and not simply pray for cures and hope for the best.

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    An Innovative Digital Training Strategy for Women Microentrepreneurs in Guatemala

    CMI Alimentos' Allies presents an excellent example of how IDB Invest can support our clients in forming more inclusive value chains, turning the challenges brought about by COVID-19 into opportunities.

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    Post-pandemic, the agribusiness industry faces accelerating trends

    COVID-19 has accelerated pre-existing trends in agribusiness. Changes that many thought would take years happen in real time. The focus is now on digitization, steps against climate change and the location or traceability of food production.

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    Amid the Pandemic, Some Keys to the Agriculture Sector in Latin America and the Caribbean

    COVID-19 poses a threat to agricultural production in the largest net food exporting region in the world — Latin America and the Caribbean. Protecting workers’ health, economic activity, and employment requires a careful risk assessment.

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  • What Imminent Opportunities and Challenges Does Our Region’s Agro-industry Present?

    What Imminent Opportunities and Challenges Does Our Region’s Agro-industry Present?

    With the evolution of agro-industry, competing pressures, opportunities, and new challenges arise leading to a reformulation of the sector’s bases and forms.

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  • Soy: Paraguay’s “Green Gold”

    Soy: Paraguay’s “Green Gold”

    This is the story of a small seed from Asia that has transformed the economy of a country in the heart of South America. Soy, a legume brought to Paraguay in the 50’s by immigrants from Japan, is today the country's main export product.

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