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FONTAGRO celebrates 20 years of Innovation in Family Farming

Founded in 1998 as an alliance of 15 countries, Fontagro contributes to innovation in family farming by promoting competitiveness and food security. Its projects generate innovations that are regional public goods for usufruct of the countries.  (Washington, D. C., May 8th, 2018) The twentieth anniversary celebration of the creation of FONTAGRO, a unique financing mechanism […]

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Call for Proposals for the Technological Innovation Program for Agriculture and Agroforestry (PITAG) with the support of IDB

The Ministry of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Rural Development (MARNDR) of Haiti is implementing, with the financial support of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), and the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP) a Technological Innovation Program for Agriculture and Agroforestry (PITAG).   This program comprises six applied research sub-programs corresponding to the main cropping […]

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Happy Holidays!

  Message from the Executive SeCRETARY Dear Friends, This has been another productive year for FONTAGRO. It is also a very special moment as I am completing my second and last period as Executive Secretary. The past seven years have been very rewarding, both professionally and personally.  Thanks to the efforts of a wonderful team, […]

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Projects aimed at adapting Potato, Rice Farming and Family Livestock Production to Climate Change won the 2017 Call for Proposals

Photo: Potato farming (Washington, D.C., October 30, 2017) Today FONTAGRO announced the winning projects of its 2017 Call for Proposals on “Innovations for the sustainable intensification of family agriculture in response to climate change.” During the 2017 Call for Proposals, FONTAGRO received 210 project profiles, 16 of which were invited to submit full proposals. An […]

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Eugenia Saini was elected Executive Secretary of FONTAGRO

(La Serena, Chile, October 26, 2017) Today FONTAGRO elected Dr. Eugenia Saini, as its new Executive Secretary. The election was held in La Serena, Chile, during the Twenty-first Annual Meeting of the Board of Directors of FONTAGRO, a regional cooperation mechanism, in which representatives of more than 15 countries meet to discuss issues and investments regarding […]

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Honduras and Chile to lead FONTAGRO’s board for a Second Term

During the Twenty-First Annual Meeting of FONTAGRO’s Board of Directors in Chile, the positions of president and vice president were renewed. Photo: Mr. Armando Bustillo and Dr. Julio Kalazich  (La Serena, Chile, October 28, 2017) During the Twenty-First Annual Meeting of FONTAGRO’s Board of Directors, held in La Serena, Chile, representatives of 14 member countries […]

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Projects cofinanced by FONTAGRO contribute to National Inventories on Greenhouse Gases

Nineteen countries participated in the 3rd Conference of Greenhouse Gas Emissions, where 77 papers were presented, including 5 papers on FONTAGRO projects. Photo: Dr. Marta Alfaro, INIA Chile; Dr. Verónica Ciganda, INIA Uruguay, Dr. Jessica Hassan, IDIAP Panama and Dr. Hugo Li Pun, Executive Secretary of FONTAGRO. (Uruguay, October 6, 2017) Lead researchers of FONTAGRO […]

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FONTAGRO Announces Short-Listed Proposals in its 2017 Call for Proposals

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: FONTAGRO’s 2016 Photo Competition. Potato crops. Author: Christian Inga  (Washington, D.C., July 28, 2017) FONTAGRO’s Technical Administrative Secretariat (TAS) is pleased to announce the project proposals that have been selected […]

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