The U.S. and the Dominican Republic (DR) have strong and complementary agricultural trade linkages. The U.S. is the DR’s largest export market for food and agricultural products (45 percent), and the DR is the U.S.’ 20th largest agricultural export market. As the DR’s economy grows and diversifies, advances in their sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) and food safety policies, systems, and processes are required to address the latest…read more
IESC Announces David Rockefeller Spirit of Service Award Winner – Don Layton
The David Rockefeller Spirit of Service Award recognizes outstanding and continuing contributions to IESC. Established in 1992, the award is named for American business leader David Rockefeller, who helped found IESC. The “Spirit of Service Award” honors those who, through superior and sustained performance, dedication, and commitment, work to improve the…read more
Volunteers have been a critical part of IESC’s mission since 1964. Every year, IESC recognizes individuals whose dedication and service have truly made an impact on the lives and livelihoods of people around the world. The Frank Pace Award, named for one of IESC’s founders, is awarded each year to the volunteer expert who performed the most outstanding project in the previous year.
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Every year, IESC recognizes individuals whose dedication and service have truly made an impact on the lives and livelihoods of people around the world. The Tarek Nabhan International Achievement Award was established in 2013 to recognize staff members in the field who go above and beyond their normal job responsibilities to achieve excellence. The award is named after Tarek Nabhan, in honor of his 31 years of service to IESC.
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We at IESC believe that Black lives matter. We believe in equity of opportunity, and treatment under the law, for Black people in the United States and around the world. The killing of George Floyd by the police in Minnesota clearly demonstrates that there is much work to do regarding equity of treatment and opportunity for Black people in the United States. Our thoughts are with all affected, especially the families and communities impacted by…read more
During these extraordinary times associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, we at IESC remain as committed as ever to fulfilling our Mission. IESC staff worldwide have persevered in carrying out their important work throughout this period, and we continue to deliver impactful results for our funders and our program participants—whether farmers, small and medium sized firms, financial institutions, private sector associations, or host country…read more