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Upcoming Special Event: Presentation at Inter-American Development Bank
Wednesday, 07 June 2006 00:00

On Tuesday June 13, 2006, AVSI and Argentinean partner the Asociación Cultural para el Desarrollo Integral (ACDI) will be making a presentation on an on-going project financed in part by the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)



AVSI USA cordially extends an invitation to all friends and those interested to attend the presentation and to visit the exhibition stand that will be in place from the 13th to the 14th of June in the atrium of the IADB.

The presentation of Trazar, a project of ACDI in the cattle-raising industry of Argentina, will be held on Tuesday, June 13th at 2:30pm in the Felipe Herrera Library inside the Inter-American Development Bank, 1300 New York Avenue, NW, Washington, DC. All are welcome.


AVSI/ ACDI Project: Trazar

Trazar is a traceability program to support small cattle-raisers in Argentina using sophisticated technology and information services. The program’s overall objective is to strengthen stockbreeder’s competitiveness in the international market and to comply with the laws of product traceability required by those markets. The program has development a technical innovation of a central database with remote management of information and cattle electronic identification. The project has received funding from the Inter-American Development Bank, through the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF), within the framework of the “Information and Communication Technology” cluster. More information can be found at



The presentation will take place within the Building Opportunities for the Majority Conference and Technological Fair hosted by the IADB to showcase methods and initiatives that assist economic and human development in the Latin American and Caribbean region. The conference will focus on the majorities of Latin American countries, or those people at the wide base or “bottom of the pyramid” and how technology in particular can be harnessed to provide services at that level. The conference is inspired by the idea that “People living and working at the base of the region’s economic pyramid need to be seen as what they really are —consumers, producers, partners, creators of wealth.” More information on the conference can be found at


Technological Fair

An open exhibit, the Technological Fair, will complement the conference proceedings from Tuesday, June 13th through Wednesday, June 14th.  AVSI and ACDI have been given the opportunity to present an on-going project within the cattle raising industry in Argentina. Open to the public, the fair will showcase twenty projects funded by the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF) of the IADB which demonstrate an innovative business model extending economic opportunity to people at the base of the economic pyramid. The AVSI- ACDI booth will contain a video presentation on the Trazar project, as well as an interactive demonstration of the technology developed for cattle tracing. Printed materials on AVSI, ACDI and the related projects will be available, as will the project management team from Argentina.