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Walmart Promotes Global Sustainable Agriculture Based on the Experience of Central America

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Tuesday, 15 November 2011 10:22

Global Summit takes place on the campus of INCAE in Costa Rica

CLACDS director, Lawrence Pratt, attended the opening of the summit along with Wal-Mart officials and the Minister of Agriculture, Gloria Abraham.

San José, 8 November 2011. From November 8th to 10th, Walmart international executives will analyze in Costa Rica supply strategies to buy direct from fruit and vegetable growers on the basis of the model used by the operation in Central America.

In order to ensure that all Walmart operations fulfill the sustainable agriculture goals launched worldwide in 2010, actions and recommendations will also be proposed. By 2015, Walmart is committed to selling $1 billion in food sourced from 1 million small and medium sized farmers in emerging markets; provide training to 1 million farmers and farm workers of which half are expected to be women and increase the income of the emerging market small and medium farmers it sources from by 10 to 15%.

Participants at the First Direct Farm Summit held at INCAE Business School in Costa Rica include Walmart representatives from the company's agricultural supply, perishable goods and sustainability divisions in the 29 countries where the company has operations.


Former Swiss President, Ruth Dreifuss, visits INCAE

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Friday, 07 October 2011 00:00

INCAE, October 7, 2011. The former president of Switzerland and current member of the Global Commission on Drug Policy, Ruth Dreifuss, met yesterday with the Board of Directors of INCAE Business School and taught a class to first year MBA students.Ruth Dreifuss shared their perspectives on the Global Commission on Drug Policy with students in first year of MBA.

In the meeting with Board, the former president discussed her views on the Global Commission on Drug Policy, which is formed by world leaders such as Cesar Gaviria, former president of Colombia, Ernesto Zedillo, former president of Mexico, Fernando Henrique Cardoso, former president of Brazil, and Paul Volcker, former Chairman of the Federal Reserve of the United States.


Using Democracy to Dismantle Democracy

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Thursday, 18 November 2010 14:17

Latin American presidents Hugo Chávez, Rafael Correa, and Evo Morales are often touted for their seemingly progressive policies, expressed in populist platforms that promise to provide for the poor and restore power to people. Read more.


The Best Business Schools

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Wednesday, 23 June 2010 18:27 | 07.06.2010

Worldwide, the list is topped by Harvard Business School, followed by London Business School and Spain’s IE Business School.

In Latin America, the leader is Mexico's “Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo”, followed by INCAE Business School and Chile's Adolfo Ibáñez University. [...]



Dr. Luis Noel Alfaro Named International Alumnus

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Monday, 26 April 2010 15:23

The College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Alumni Society of The Ohio State University announces Luis Noel Alfaro Gramajo as a recipient of its 2010 International Alumni Award. The society presented Luis with his award at an Alumni Awards Luncheon on Saturday, March 6, 2010, at the Fawcett Center for Tomorrow on the campus of the university.


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