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Press

Scaling Up the “Water Harvesting” Project in Nicaragua

A mission carried out by FONTAGRO and FLAR/CIAT assessed the possibility of scaling up this project, which won FONTAGRO’s 2015 Contest for Successful Cases. (Washington, D.C., September 26, 2016) From September 20 to 24 FONTAGRO carried out a mission to Nicaragua to assess the possibility of scaling up the “Water Harvesting” project implemented by the […]

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Registration Opens for FONTAGRO’s Online Course for Preparing Competitive Proposals for Agricultural Innovation Projects

(Washington, D.C., October 4, 2016) Today registration opened for FONTAGRO’s first Online Course: Preparing Competitive Proposals for Agricultural Innovation and Research Projects – FONTAGRO Case. This online learning experience will enable participants to design competitive proposals for innovation and research projects that will be conceptualized and structured to be useful in calls for proposals carried […]

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Animal Health and International Trade between Latin America and Europe, the priority topics for the 15th Ibero-American INIA System Meeting held in Argentina

Opening session. Buenos Aires, October 4, 2016 – The 15th Ibero-American INIA System Meeting, which was held in Buenos Aires, Argentina on October 3 and 4, following the XX Annual Meeting of the Board of FONTAGRO, brought together representatives from more than 15 countries, who discussed topics such as animal health and the international trade […]

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External Publications

BLOG: Farmer-led innovations: the Case of Agricultural Equipment in Trinidad and Tobago

The generation of innovations has traditionally been attributed to research organizations while the farmer’s own potential for the development of innovative solutions has largely been neglected. However, producers are by definition true innovators as demonstrated by the story of the Ramsaroop family in the Caribbean island of Trinidad. Chemraj Ramsaroop and his wife Sita have […]

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Press Releases

FONTAGRO Has Launched Its New Website

(Washington, D.C., September 15, 2016) The Technical and Administrative Secretariat of FONTAGRO (the Regional Fund for Agricultural Technology) is pleased to announce the launch of its recently renovated website available at www.fontagro.org FONTAGRO’s Board has recently approved its first knowledge management and communications strategy. As part of this strategy, the renewed website includes institutional information, FONTAGRO […]

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Successful Cases

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 FOR […]

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Successful Cases

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

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, IN COLOMBIA

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