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Newsletter

Diversified Coffee, Grain and Banana Production: A Resilience Measure for Family Agriculture in Nicaragua

FONTAGRO officials visited ongoing projects led by Nicaragua to learn about their progress. Simulation exercise carried out in banana communities (Washington, D.C., May 22, 2017) From May 14 to 18, 2017, FONTAGRO officials carried out a mission to Nicaragua with the objective of learning about the progress of three projects cofinanced by FONTAGRO in the country. […]

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FONTAGRO met with USDA officials to discuss new initiatives

The main topics discussed were the platform for the sustainable intensification of livestock production and cacao projects. USDA USAID, IICA, and FONTAGRO officials   (Washington, D.C., May 12, 2017) In connection with the launch of the “Sustainable Livestock Production Platform last April, officials from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the United States […]

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Other News

#FONTAGROProject: Implementation of the Intensive Rice System Project

The rice production has a strategic importance for the food security of the Dominican people. This is why the country, as a way of seeking alternatives and management and production mechanisms to achieve higher levels of production with the use of less input, has been, since 2015, supporting the development of the project “Growing more […]

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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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