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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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Researchers from Venezuela Build Their Capacities for Drafting Agricultural Research Project Proposals

Researchers paying attention to the presentation at Venezuela’s INIA (Washington, D.C., December 5, 2016) On December 1 and 2, 2016, FONTAGRO organized an in-person course in Venezuela aimed at drafting case proposals and final proposals that prove competitive when participating in project financing competitions. This training was carried out at the facilities of Venezuela’s National […]

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FONTAGRO Collaborates with FORAGRO’s Restructuring

Participants of FORAGRO’s Meeting Washington, D.C., November 21, 2016.– On November 16 and 17, 2016, a meeting of the Board of Executive Directors of the Forum for the Americas on Agricultural Research and Technology Development (FORAGRO) took place in Costa Rica. The purpose of the meeting, which was hosted by the Tropical Agricultural Research and […]

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FONTAGRO Members Worked to Identify Outcomes Indicators and Potential Impact of Agricultural Research and Innovation Projects

This activity took place within the framework of FONTAGRO’s Seed Project: “Basis for the development of an evaluation and monitoring platform for regional projects” FONTAGRO Members in San José de Costa Rica. Costa Rica, November 10, 2016.- On November 9 and 10, 2016 a workshop on “Outcomes Indicators and Potential Impact of Agricultural Research and […]

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Winning Innovations to Facilitate Family Farmers’ Access to Markets

Projects to improve productivity and access to markets for small producers are submitted. (Washington, D.C., Monday, October 17, 2016) Today FONTAGRO announced the winning projects of its 2016 Call for Proposals on “Innovations to improve family agriculture through value chains that facilitate market access.” Within the framework of the 2016 Call for Proposals, FONTAGRO received […]

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FONTAGRO Met with New Zealand Authorities

Government authorities from New Zealand visited FONTAGRO to discuss projects involving adaptation to climate change. Mr. Mark Sinclair, Climate Change Ambassador, and representatives from New Zealand’s Embassy in Washington D.C. and FONTAGRO’s representatives. (Washington, D.C., October 14, 2016) New Zealand Government authorities visited FONTAGRO’s offices, led by the Climate Change Ambassador of the Ministry of […]

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