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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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Successful Cases

Getting to know an innovative project: Native Potatoes

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 REGION FOUNDATION FOR THE PROMOTION AND RESEARCH OF ANDEAN PRODUCTS […]

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External Publications

GANASOL – Livestock and Sustainable Agriculture on Latin American Hillsides program – – HEIFER INTERNATIONAL

This document presents a carefully designed rural livelihoods program rooted in field-based evidence, experience and analysis to generate lasting positive development across select countries in Latin America. With ambitious goals and clear outcomes, the Livestock and Sustainable Agriculture on Latin American Hillsides program, or GANASOL, will, over its ten-year trajectory, offer important support for smallscale farmers, particularly […]

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External Publications

PACHA- THE ANDEAN PLATEAU, PARAMO, CAMELIDS AND YARN PROGRAM 2014 – 2024 HEIFER INTERNATIONAL

This brief presents a livelihoods program targeting vulnerable and excluded families living in the rural highlands of Peru, Bolivia, and Ecuador.Through extensive field experience, Heifer International has designed The Andean Plateau, Paramo, Camelids and Yarn (PACHA) program to “increase the sustainability of camelid production and improved production and interaction with markets and food security.”1 Working with […]

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External Publications

PROCOSTA – SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT OF COASTAL AND MANGROVE ECOSYSTEMS PROGRAM 2014 – 2024- HEIFER

Along certain pacific coastal shores in Latin America, dramatic changes are underway. Mangroves, with their twisting roots and tangled foliage are increasingly under threat from deforestation and climate change. The degradation of marine-coastal systems depletes the rich productivity of these ecosystems, resulting in significant drops in fish and shellfish supply, decreasing agricultural harvests and a […]

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