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

2015 PANAMA RICE- FONTAGRO FINAL-HD from FONTAGRO on Vimeo. 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, […]

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Investments in knowledge and innovation lead to concrete solutions to counter the effects of climate change in the Caribbean

Within the framework of INVEST CARIBBEAN 2015 conference, Dr. Henríquez emphasized the challenges and opportunities within the agricultural sector in the Caribbean and the need to promote research and capacity development in the region to help small producers. (Washington D.C., November 19th, 2015). FONTAGRO was presented at the Conference “INVEST CARIBBEAN 2015”, organized within the […]

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Hemispheric Forum – FORAGRO- Discusses Trends, New Ways to Work, and Innovative Financing Mechanisms for Agricultural Development

Creating new ways to provide technical assistance to family farmers, promoting capacity building for national research institutes, and establishing partnerships with the private sector were some of the options presented to boost agricultural innovation and technology development. (Washington, D.C., November 13, 2015) FONTAGRO, the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), and EMBRAPA co-organized the […]

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Winning Projects Seek Sustainable Improvement of Family Farming Systems

  The winning projects of the 2015 Call for Proposals seek to introduce technological innovations to mitigate the impact of drought in Central America and strengthen crops and livestock systems in the Southern Cone, aiming at improving natural resources management in farming families. (Washington, D.C., November 3, 2015) Today FONTAGRO announced the winning projects of […]

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FONTAGRO met with Ibero-American organizations in Spain and approved family farming projects for Latin America

The meeting was held in Almería, in the context of the Fourteenth Ibero-American System Meeting of INIAs (national agricultural research and innovation institutes), during which intensive dairy and horticulture, beekeeping, and knowledge management projects were approved.   (Washington, D.C., October 23, 2015) On October 21 through 23 FONTAGRO’s Board of Directors held its Nineteenth Annual […]

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