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Six photos from the 2016 FONTAGRO Photography Contest were selected to participate in the exhibit: “Challenging Adversity. Ibero America Copes with Climate Change”

Photo of the exhibition opening in Washington DC.

Washington D. C., November 4, 2016.- Photos participating in the 2016 FONTAGRO Photography Contest (Concurso de Fotografía 2016 de FONTAGRO) were selected by  AACIA/Ibero-American Cultural Attachés Association (AACIA -Asociación Iberoamericana de Agregados Culturales) – to participate in the 2016 exhibition FotoWeek DC. Annually, this initiative organizes a number of photography exhibitions with the participation of local and international photographers.

Within that framework, AACIA has organized an exhibition called “Challenging Adversity. Ibero America Copes with Climate Change”, and from that exhibition, six photos from the FONTAGRO Contest were selected. The exhibition gathers images representing projects and endeavors that bear witness to the countries’ commitment to the transformations of reality due to climate change.

The photos that are displayed in the exhibition are:

1. Siembra de Quinua/ Quinoa Harvest – Photographer: Fernando Fernández – CHILE
2. Cosechando raices/ Gathering Roots – Dario Enríquez – COLOMBIA
3. Cebollero/ Onion Farmer – Gerson Vargas – COSTA RICA
4. Maquinarias de noche/ Machinery by night– Brandon Giesbrecht – PARAGUAY
5. Valle Sagrado/ Sacred Valley – MusukNolte – PERU
6. Hércules, el recolector/ Hercules, the Gatherer – Kelvin Naar –DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

The exhibition takes place in the Hillyer Art Space Gallery, Washington D. C. until December 18, 2016.

To see the photos, you can take a virtual tour of the gallery at:


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FONTAGRO is a unique regional cooperation mechanism that promotes family farming innovation, competitiveness, and food security. It was established in 1998 and it includes fifteen member countries that have contributed a capital of some $100 million. FONTAGRO is sponsored by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA). Its Technical Administrative Secretariat is based at IDB headquarters in Washington, D.C. FONTAGRO has co-financed more than 100 projects and initiatives in its member countries for an approximate amount of $88.7 million, including contributions from other sources of funding and executing agencies. Its member countries are Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Spain, Uruguay, and Venezuela.

Contact Information:
Carina Carrasco
Phone Number: +1202 623 3038.

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