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FONTAGRO Announces Winning Cases in the Contest for Innovative Cases of Family Farming Adaptation to Climate Change

Social Technologies, an ingenious irrigation method, recovering genetic material from native criollo goats in Patagonia, family involvement in fish farming, and empowering women are some of the specific innovations identified by the cases that have enabled adaptation to climate change. (Washington, D.C., Monday, March 14, 2016) } Today FONTAGRO announced the winning cases in the […]

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FONTAGRO launched its 2016 Photo Contest

  The contest seeks to show family farming in the Latin American, Caribbean, and Spanish region, through an original lens. Opening date: February 18, 2016. Closing date: March 31, 2016. (Washington, D.C., February 12, 2016) Today FONTAGRO launched its 2016 Photo Contest on the topic: “In a new light: Family Farming in Latin American, the […]

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

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

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IICA – Vacancy Announcement – Water, Agriculture and Food Security Officer

The Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) is seeking an Associate Professional Officer (APO), through the joint USDA-FAS/IICA Program, to support work on integrated water management for sustainable agricultural systems and value chains.   For more information, please visit: http://www.iica.int/sites/default/files/vacancy_announcement_04-2016_water_agriculture_and_food_security_officer.pdf    

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FONTAGRO Announces Short-listed Cases in the Contest for Innovative Cases of Family Farming Adaptation to Climate Change

The contest will award up to $15,000 to cases that provide innovative practices with demonstrable impact on agrifood chains. (Washington, D.C., December 17, 2015) Today FONTAGRO announced the short list of cases in the 2015 Contest for Successful Cases of “Innovation in Family Farming Adaptation to Climate Change.” Cases focus on documenting successful experiences and […]

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Getting to know a successful project: Water Productivity Changes in the Southern Cone

  Project: Evaluation of Water Productivity Changes in the Southern Cone Fontagro Thanks the Following Organizations for Their Collaboration: Chile’s Agricultural Research Institute Uruguay’s National Agricultural Research Institute Argentina’s National Agricultural Technology Institute Bolivia’s Universidad Mayor De San Andrés The International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas in Syria. Sponsored by: Cooperative Program […]

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Getting to know an innovative project: Native Potatoes

  2015 ECUADOR POTATO- FONTAGRO FINAL-HD from FONTAGRO on Vimeo. Project: Technological Innovations and Differential Markets for Native Potato Producers Fontagro Thanks the Following Organizations for Their Collaboration: Ecuador’s National Agricultural Research Institute International Potato Center Rural Agribusiness Program for Latin America and the Caribbean Cooperative Agricultural Research and Technology Transfer Program for the Andean […]

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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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