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IICA – Vacancy Announcement – Water, Agriculture and Food Security Officer

The Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) is seeking an Associate Professional Officer (APO), through the joint USDA-FAS/IICA Program, to support work on integrated water management for sustainable agricultural systems and value chains.   For more information, please visit: http://www.iica.int/sites/default/files/vacancy_announcement_04-2016_water_agriculture_and_food_security_officer.pdf    

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FONTAGRO Announces Short-listed Cases in the Contest for Innovative Cases of Family Farming Adaptation to Climate Change

The contest will award up to $15,000 to cases that provide innovative practices with demonstrable impact on agrifood chains. (Washington, D.C., December 17, 2015) Today FONTAGRO announced the short list of cases in the 2015 Contest for Successful Cases of “Innovation in Family Farming Adaptation to Climate Change.” Cases focus on documenting successful experiences and […]

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Getting to know a successful project: Water Productivity Changes in the Southern Cone

  Project: Evaluation of Water Productivity Changes in the Southern Cone Fontagro Thanks the Following Organizations for Their Collaboration: Chile’s Agricultural Research Institute Uruguay’s National Agricultural Research Institute Argentina’s National Agricultural Technology Institute Bolivia’s Universidad Mayor De San Andrés The International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas in Syria. Sponsored by: Cooperative Program […]

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Getting to know an innovative project: Native Potatoes

  2015 ECUADOR POTATO- FONTAGRO FINAL-HD from FONTAGRO on Vimeo. Project: Technological Innovations and Differential Markets for Native Potato Producers Fontagro Thanks the Following Organizations for Their Collaboration: Ecuador’s National Agricultural Research Institute International Potato Center Rural Agribusiness Program for Latin America and the Caribbean Cooperative Agricultural Research and Technology Transfer Program for the Andean […]

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Getting to know a successful project: Rice Pests – A New Challenge for Central American Producers

2015 PANAMA RICE- FONTAGRO FINAL-HD from FONTAGRO on Vimeo. PROJECT: RICE PESTS: A NEW CHALLENGE FOR CENTRAL AMERICAN RICE PRODUCERS   FONTAGRO THANKS THE FOLLOWING ORGANIZATIONS FOR THEIR COLLABORATION:   PANAMA’S AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE NICARAGUA’S AGRICULTURAL TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE COSTA RICA’S NEW MILLENNIUM SEEDS CORPORATION COSTA RICA’S NATIONAL RICE ASSOCIATION THE INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR TROPICAL AGRICULTURE, […]

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Investments in knowledge and innovation lead to concrete solutions to counter the effects of climate change in the Caribbean

Within the framework of INVEST CARIBBEAN 2015 conference, Dr. Henríquez emphasized the challenges and opportunities within the agricultural sector in the Caribbean and the need to promote research and capacity development in the region to help small producers. (Washington D.C., November 19th, 2015). FONTAGRO was presented at the Conference “INVEST CARIBBEAN 2015”, organized within the […]

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Hemispheric Forum – FORAGRO- Discusses Trends, New Ways to Work, and Innovative Financing Mechanisms for Agricultural Development

Creating new ways to provide technical assistance to family farmers, promoting capacity building for national research institutes, and establishing partnerships with the private sector were some of the options presented to boost agricultural innovation and technology development. (Washington, D.C., November 13, 2015) FONTAGRO, the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), and EMBRAPA co-organized the […]

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Winning Projects Seek Sustainable Improvement of Family Farming Systems

  The winning projects of the 2015 Call for Proposals seek to introduce technological innovations to mitigate the impact of drought in Central America and strengthen crops and livestock systems in the Southern Cone, aiming at improving natural resources management in farming families. (Washington, D.C., November 3, 2015) Today FONTAGRO announced the winning projects of […]

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