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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: FONTAGRO’s 2016 Photo Competition. Potato crops. Author: Christian Inga

 (Washington, D.C., July 28, 2017) FONTAGRO’s Technical Administrative Secretariat (TAS) is pleased to announce the project proposals that have been selected to submit final formal proposals, within the framework of FONTAGRO’s 2017 Call for Proposals on “Innovations for the sustainable intensification of family agriculture in response to climate change.”

FONTAGRO received 210 proposals, 84 of which met the formal eligibility, congruence, regionality, and technical capacity criteria provided for in the external evaluation. Sixteen proposals obtained a score equal to or higher than 75 points. Those projects were therefore invited to submit formal final proposals to be considered in the second phase of the process.

The following 16 projects were invited to submit final proposals:


ID Short Title Executing Agency Contact Information Email Address
17098 Early Warning Signs for Managing Potato Late Blight National Agricultural Research Institute (INIA), Chile Ivette Acuña
17077 System for Evaluating the Sustainability and Applicability of Agroecological Intensification Models in High-Mountain Coffee Plantations in Tropical Areas, to Contribute to the Adaptation to Climate Change Universidad Nacional-Escuela de Ciencias Agrarias, Costa Rica; Instituto de Estudios Interculturales de la Universidad Javeriana de Cali, Colombia Rafael Evelio Granados Carvajal; Marta Elena Montaño;
17072 Sustainable Intensification of Family Agriculture in Peru and Bolivia’s Altiplano: Using Virtual Platforms and Rural Schools to Facilitate Innovation Centro de Investigacion de Recursos Naturales y Medio Ambiente, Perú  Roberto Valdivia F.
17083 Platforms for Sustainable Agriculture in Chile and Peru Reset Tecnología y Plataformas SPA, Chile Ángel Medina Vega
17125 Improving and Scaling up Agricultural and Institutional Innovations That Sustainably Intensify and Diversify Family Agriculture, Improve Food and Nutrition Security, and Enhance Small Producers’ Resilience to Climate Change Dominican Agriculture and Forestry Research Institute (IDIAF), Dominican Republic Juan Reyes Frómeta
17153 Socio-Ecological Resilience to Climatic Adversity National Agricultural Technology Institute (INTA), Argentina Pablo Tittonell
17071 Sustainable Intensification of Agriculture through the Participatory Generation of Agroclimatic Information for Small Producers in Honduras and Colombia Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (SAG) Unidad de Agroambiente, Cambio Climático y Gestión del Riesgo, Honduras Ricardo Peña Ramirez
17055 Sustainable Family Agriculture and Climate Change Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina, Perú Carlos Alfredo Gomez Bravo
17106 Innovating and Intensifying Livestock Production to Adapt and Grow: Increasing the Adaptive Capacity and Resilience of Family Systems toward Extensive Livestock Production That Is Better Prepared for Climate Change in Argentina, Peru, and Venezuela National Agricultural Technology Institute INTA-Bariloche, Argentina Edgar Sebastián Villagra
17158 Sustainable Innovation for Horticultural Production National Agricultural Technology Institute (INTA), Argentina Edurne Battista
17176 Sustainable Roots and Tubers in Response to Climate Change Colombian Corporation for Agricultural Research (CORPOICA), Colombia Liliana Atencio Solano
17166 Diversifying the Food Management and Sustainability of the Amazon Food Basket Universidad Regional Amazónica IKIAM, Ecuador María Gabriela Zurita Benavides;
María Cristina Peñuela Mora;
17171 Participatory Research with an Agroecological Approach to Innovate the Berry Production Chain Colombian Corporation for Agricultural Research (CORPOICA), Colombia José Mauricio Montes Rodríguez
17063 Predictive Model of Sustainable Coffee Intensification Fundacion Carcafe, Colombia Vivian Vasquez
17135 More Rice with Lower Emissions and Lower Water Consumption FEDEARROZ, Colombia Myriam Patricia Guzmán
17203 Learning, Innovating, and Scaling up Capacity of Agroecological Practices in Sustainable Family Agriculture in Two Climatic Zones: Honduras and Nicaragua Fundación Madre Tierra (FUMAT),  Nicaragua William Muñoz Quintero

To see the full table (in Spanish), click here.


Note (1): Pursuant to the Terms of Reference of the call for proposals (paragraph 37), each platform shall decide whether to accept the participation of new organizations when preparing its final proposal.

Note (2): FONTAGRO’s Technical Administrative Secretariat (STA) will contact each short-listed project individually to go over the next steps regarding final proposal preparation and submission.


FONTAGRO’s Technical Administrative Secretariat would like to thank all of the organizations that participated in its 2017 call for proposals, as well as wish them much success in their respective fields of work and invite them to submit proposals in the future.

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FONTAGRO is a unique regional cooperation mechanism that promotes family agriculture, 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 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.


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