The SAFE Platform, powered by the IDB Lab and managed by Hivos, comprised of frontrunner private sector participants, donors, and non-governmental organizations, creates and supports projects that seek to transform coffee and cocoa landscapes in Latin America.
Learn about 2017-2018 FONTAGRO’s activities in this summary.
Seeding Solutions Pre-Proposals Accepted Through April 19, 2019 WASHINGTON (March 1, 2019) – For the third consecutive year, the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR) is excited to open applications for Seeding Solutions, its flagship competitive grant program. Seeding Solutions Grants are an open call for innovative research projects that support one of FFAR’s […]
Project: Lost Andean Crops. Promoting the resilience of production systems to reduce the vulnerability of small producers’ families by upgrading postponed crops of the Lupinus genus Pablo Mamani, Agronomist, Project Leader, PROINPA, Bolivia FONTAGRO thanks the following institutions for their collaboration: Foundation for the Promotion and Research of Andean Products (Fundación PROINPA) – Cochabamba, Bolivia National […]
In addition, during the meeting, the plan of activities for the coming period was approved. Photo: FONTAGRO meeting participants (Guayaquil, Ecuador, October 18, 2018). The XXII Annual Meeting of FONTAGRO’s Board of Directors was held on October 4-5 in Guayaquil, Ecuador. Ecuador’s Institute for Agricultural Research (INIAP) hosted the meeting. In attendance were INIAP’s Executive […]
During the meeting, a draft project was prepared and matters of importance to the sector, such as output, productivity, quality, industry and markets, regulations, and the dissemination of knowledge were identified. Photo: FONTAGRO (Ecuador, August 29, 2018). A workshop to design a Multi-agency Cacao Platform for Latin America and the Caribbean, “Cacao 2030-2050” was held […]
Photo: FONTAGRO (Buenos Aires, October 2, 2018). The 17th Ibero-American INIA System Meeting took place on October 1-3 in Guayaquil, Ecuador, where earlier the XXII Annual Meeting of the Board of Directors of FONTAGRO had been held. During the meeting, representatives of more than 20 countries came together to discuss matters related to governance and the […]
The election was held during the XXII Annual Meeting of the Board of Directors in Guayaquil Photo, from left to right: Dr. Pedro Bustos Valdivia, Chair, Dr. Eugenia Saini, Secretary, and Dr. Axel Villalobos, Vice Chair of FONTAGRO (Guayaquil, Ecuador, October 5, 2018). Today, during the XXII Annual Meeting in Guayaquil, Ecuador, FONTAGRO elected […]
After taking part in a competitive process, Juan Balbi joined the FONTAGRO Secretariat as Program Administrator on July 2, 2018. Juan is from Uruguay and has been heading up management and accounting teams in public and private institutions for more than 12 years. In his early weeks at FONTAGRO, we interviewed Juan to get to […]
PROJECT INFORMATION: Lead Researcher: Dr, Enrique Besdascarrasbure, INTA Argentina Time period: 3 year Cost: Initial investment was US$ $4.191.352, from which FONTAGRO contributed with US$ 397.169 and a counterpart amount U$S 3.794.183.- Know more about the project in the following link [Spanish] here Project website: https://www.redlac-af.org/ THE REDLAC PLATFORM COMPRISES ABOUT 6,000 BEEKEEPERS WHO PARTICIPATE ACTIVELY. 440 TERRITORY […]