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FONTAGRO held a meeting in Lima to discuss the progress of agricultural innovation in Latin America and the Caribbean

(Lima, June 23, 2016) From June 20 to 23, the 11th Workshop on Technical Monitoring of FONTAGRO Projects was held in Lima, Peru. FONTAGRO is a cooperation mechanism for the innovation of family farming in Latin America and the Caribbean. Representatives from 17 countries attended the workshop: Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican […]

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Invitation for Profile Registration in the Network of Experts in Climate Change (EST Network)

(Washington, D.C., June 15, 2016) The Regional Fund for Agricultural Technology (FONTAGRO), in collaboration with the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), announces the opening of profile registration in the Network of Experts in Climate Change in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). The network is open to organizations and professionals specializing in research […]

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FONTAGRO Renews its Administration Agreement with the IDB

(Washington, D.C., June 8, 2016) The Board of Executive Directors of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved the renewal of the administration agreement signed with FONTAGRO for a three-year period, until June 30, 2019. The request was submitted before the IDB’s Budget and Financial Policies Committee, which unanimously recommended its renewal and extension. The […]

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FONTAGRO Rewarded Cases of Resilient Farmers Who Have Adapted to Climate Change

The “Impactful Innovations” publication was launched during the ceremony, and farmers shared their successes and failures in the fight against climate change. (Washington, D.C., May 18, 2016) Yesterday FONTAGRO held the awards ceremony for the 2015 Contest for Successful Cases of “Innovation in Family Farming Adaptation to Climate Change.” Authorities from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), […]

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FONTAGRO Announces Its 2016 Call for Proposals for Innovation Projects to Improve Value Chains and Market Access for Family Farming

The Call for Proposals will finance up to $1.6 million in projects to support technological, organizational, or institutional innovations to improve family farming income. (Washington, D.C., April 15, 2016) Today FONTAGRO announced the launch of its 2016 Call for Proposals for the submittal of projects on “Innovations to improve family farming through value chains that facilitate […]

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Presenting LAC Family Farming Innovation Results at GCARD3 Conference

The event brought together worldwide stakeholders working toward agrifood research and innovation to align research needs with countries’ development priorities (Washington, D.C., April 14, 2016) FONTAGRO participated in the 3rd Global Conference on Agricultural Research for Development (GCARD3), held by CGIAR, a worldwide research partnership for a future without hunger, and The Global Forum on […]

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Videos

Grow More with Less: Adaptation, Validation and Promotion of SRI in the Americas as a Response to Climate Change

PROJECT – FTGRF-14410-C79 Video only available in Spanish. A consortium of partners including the Dominican Institute of Agricultural and Forestry Research (IDIAF), the Dominican Council of Agricultural and Forestry Research (CONIAF), the National Federation of Rice Producers (FEDEARROZ-FNA) and the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), are executing a project to validate the System […]

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