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Press

FONTAGRO announces its 2017 Call for Proposals: Sustainable Intensification of Family Agriculture in Response to Climate Change

The call for proposals will fund up to $1.2 million in projects to support innovations that meet growing food demand without affecting natural resources.   Photo: Gerson Vargas. FONTAGRO’s 2016 Photo Competition (Washington, D.C., April 17, 2017) Today FONTAGRO announced the launch of its 2017 Call for Proposals on “Innovations for the sustainable intensification of […]

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External Publications

BLOG: Sustainably Doubling Agricultural Productivity: The Right Global Goal for 2050

By: Dr. Margaret M. Zeigler, Executive Director, Global Harvest Initiative To read the full blog post, visit the following link: http://www.globalharvestinitiative.org/index.php/2017/03/sustainably-doubling-agricultural-productivity-the-right-global-goal-for-2050/ To download the 2016 GAP Report visit this link: http://www.globalharvestinitiative.org/index.php/2017/03/sustainably-doubling-agricultural-productivity-the-right-global-goal-for-2050/    

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FONTAGRO MEETS WITH HONDURAN GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS TO PROGRAM ACTIVITIES IN HONDURAS

During the mission, DICTA and IHCAFE signed an agreement aimed at carrying out a regional project to combat coffee berry borer insects. Photo: Engineer Armando Bustillo, President of FONTAGRO; Hugo Li Pun, PhD, FONTAGRO’s Executive Secretary; and Engineer Jacobo Paz Boden, Honduras’ Minister of Agriculture (Tegucigalpa, February 12, 2017) Officials from FONTAGRO, a cooperation mechanism among […]

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CIAT’S Director General Visits FONTAGRO

Joint collaboration activities between CIAT and FONTAGRO were analyzed during the visit. Rubén Echeverría, PhD, Director General of CIAT (Washington, D.C., January 24, 2017) The Director General of the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), Rubén Echeverría, PhD, visited FONTAGRO’s offices within the framework of a set of meetings he had in Washington, D.C. Several […]

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Researchers from Venezuela Build Their Capacities for Drafting Agricultural Research Project Proposals

Researchers paying attention to the presentation at Venezuela’s INIA (Washington, D.C., December 5, 2016) On December 1 and 2, 2016, FONTAGRO organized an in-person course in Venezuela aimed at drafting case proposals and final proposals that prove competitive when participating in project financing competitions. This training was carried out at the facilities of Venezuela’s National […]

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Newsletter

WEBINAR: Impactful Innovations. Lessons from Family Agriculture on Adaptation to Climate Change in Latin America and the Caribbean

Webinar: Impactful Innovations. Lessons from Family Agriculture on Adaptation to Climate Change in LAC and the Caribbean (OUT-24862) Date: Tuesday, January 31, 2017 –Time: 3:00 pm (EST), Washington, DC –Organizer: FONTAGRO Downloads: Webinar program here Publication here This publication, produced by FONTAGRO with the support of the Global Environment Facility and our sponsors, combines a wealth […]

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FONTAGRO Collaborates with FORAGRO’s Restructuring

Participants of FORAGRO’s Meeting Washington, D.C., November 21, 2016.– On November 16 and 17, 2016, a meeting of the Board of Executive Directors of the Forum for the Americas on Agricultural Research and Technology Development (FORAGRO) took place in Costa Rica. The purpose of the meeting, which was hosted by the Tropical Agricultural Research and […]

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