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(Washington, D.C., June 15, 2016) The Regional Fund for Agricultural Technology (FONTAGRO), in collaboration with the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), announces the opening of profile registration in the Network of Experts in Climate Change in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). The network is open to organizations and professionals specializing in research and innovation in Environmentally Sound Technologies (EST), and currently working on agriculture and its adaptation to climate change in LAC.

The network is part of AgriPerfiles, a hemispheric tool led by IICA and aimed at promoting links between agricultural and rural development professionals, researchers, scholars, technical personnel, administrators, donors, financial agencies and civil society. AgriPerfiles operates on a platform developed by Cornell University and other institutions, which has been adapted into Spanish with support from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). The platform enables users to highlight their areas of expertise, display their academic credentials, visualize work networks, and share information on publications, projects and services, among other things.

The purpose of the network is to identify and link institutions and professionals in the field, in order to bring forth a regional map of experts with relevant experience in policy-making, research and innovation on environmentally sound technologies, their development and evaluation, financing, training and building of other related capacities.

This call is part of the activities planned for the “Climate Technology Transfer Mechanisms and Networks in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC)” project, funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and implemented by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) through FONTAGRO.

For questions or to register a profile in the Network, please email

For more information on AgriPerfiles, please visit

EST Network:
FONTAGRO is a unique mechanism of regional cooperation 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 cofinanced 108 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, Ecuador, Spain, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Dominican Republic, Uruguay, and Venezuela.

Contact Information:
Carina Carrasco
Communications Adviser
Telephone: +1202 623 3038. Email:

Twitter: @FONTAGRODigital

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