CAFTA and Agriculture and Rural Development


IFPRI has been collaborating for a number of years with the Regional Technical Assistance Unit-Unidad Regional de Asistencia Técnica (RUTA). They jointly manage this research program on CAFTA, with the strong involvement of local researchers in Central America.

The following partners also contribute to the project:

  • Academia de CentroAmerica, Costa Rica
  • Central American Council of Agriculture Ministers (CAC)
  • Escuela Agrícola Panamericana (EAP) in Zamorano – Pan-American Agriculture School, Honduras
  • Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)
  • Fundación Internacional para el Desafío Económico Global-FIDEG, Nicaragua
  • Fundación Salvadoreña para el Desarrollo Económico y Social-FUSADES, EL Salvador
  • Instituto de Investigaciones Económicas y Sociales-IDIES, Universidad Rafael Landivar, Guatemala
  • Institute of Social Studies, The Netherlands-ISS
  • Inter-American Development Bank
  • Instituto de Investigación y Desarrollo-NITLAPAN, Universidad Centroamericana, Nicaragua
  • United Nations Development Program-UNDP
  • Universidad Centro Americana, Nicaragua
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute
  • World Bank