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Diversified Coffee, Grain and Banana Production: A Resilience Measure for Family Agriculture in Nicaragua

FONTAGRO officials visited ongoing projects led by Nicaragua to learn about their progress. Simulation exercise carried out in banana communities (Washington, D.C., May 22, 2017) From May 14 to 18, 2017, FONTAGRO officials carried out a mission to Nicaragua with the objective of learning about the progress of three projects cofinanced by FONTAGRO in the country. […]

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FONTAGRO met with USDA officials to discuss new initiatives

The main topics discussed were the platform for the sustainable intensification of livestock production and cacao projects. USDA USAID, IICA, and FONTAGRO officials   (Washington, D.C., May 12, 2017) In connection with the launch of the “Sustainable Livestock Production Platform last April, officials from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the United States […]

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FONTAGRO announces its 2017 Call for Proposals: Sustainable Intensification of Family Agriculture in Response to Climate Change

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: Gerson Vargas. FONTAGRO’s 2016 Photo Competition (Washington, D.C., April 17, 2017) Today FONTAGRO announced the launch of its 2017 Call for Proposals on “Innovations for the sustainable intensification of […]

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FONTAGRO MEETS WITH HONDURAN GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS TO PROGRAM ACTIVITIES IN HONDURAS

During the mission, DICTA and IHCAFE signed an agreement aimed at carrying out a regional project to combat coffee berry borer insects. Photo: Engineer Armando Bustillo, President of FONTAGRO; Hugo Li Pun, PhD, FONTAGRO’s Executive Secretary; and Engineer Jacobo Paz Boden, Honduras’ Minister of Agriculture (Tegucigalpa, February 12, 2017) Officials from FONTAGRO, a cooperation mechanism among […]

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CIAT’S Director General Visits FONTAGRO

Joint collaboration activities between CIAT and FONTAGRO were analyzed during the visit. Rubén Echeverría, PhD, Director General of CIAT (Washington, D.C., January 24, 2017) The Director General of the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), Rubén Echeverría, PhD, visited FONTAGRO’s offices within the framework of a set of meetings he had in Washington, D.C. Several […]

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