Call for Proposals
USD 200.000
Counterpart Amount:
USD 308.795
Execution time
24 Months
Total Amount:
USD 508.795
Participating countries:
Chile Chile Argentina Argentina Costa Rica Costa Rica
Funding source:
FONTAGRO Amount 39% Other agencies 0% Counterpart Amount 61%

Executive Summary

Climate change is causing problems for the agricultural sector in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). In 2019 the La Araucanía region in Chile reported a water deficit of 70% during the summer period, while in Costa Rica a water deficit of up to 50% was reported in certain regions of the country. These anomalies affect the fruit quality and yield of small family producers who do not have the technological tools to mitigate the effects of climate change. This project aims to generate a free access collaborative computer tool called OpenFruit, in order to effectively bring precision agriculture technologies, remote sensors and ICTs (Information and Communication Technologies) to small fruit growers and fruit consultants in Chile and Costa Rica. This tool will allow the generation of new solutions and / or applications, aimed at developing new sectors or markets where entrepreneurs will have a predominant role. AgTech solutions can have a positive impact in the fight against poverty, the sustainable use of resources and adaptation / mitigation of climate change.

The technological solution

Technological tool that allows the integration of geospatial, meteorological, edaphic and productive data to generate alerts of productive problems and support the decision-making of fruit producers, with a view to increasing performance and / or resource use efficiency.


  • Generate an open access collaborative computer tool OpenFruit for small fruit growers and fruit advisers in Chile and Costa Rica.
  • Increase the productivity of family fruit production systems of Chile (blueberries and other berries) and Costa Rica (orange and papaya) by 15%.
  • Increase resource use efficiency (water and fertilizers) by 20% in the family fruit production systems of Chile and Costa Rica.


  • 130 small berry / berry producers (blueberry and raspberry) from Chile.
  • 140 small producers of orange and papaya from Costa Rica.
  • 2000 real and potential users of the OpenFruit platform.

Sustainable Development Goals

No poverty Zero Hunger Climate action Partnerships for the goals

Main donors

Participating Organizations

  • Universidad de La Frontera (UFRO) - Chile
  • Instituto de Investigaciones Agropecuarias (INIA) - Chile
  • Universidad de Costa Rica (UCR) - Costa Rica
  • Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA) - Argentina
  • Universidad de Talca (UTALCA) - Chile
  • Empresa de Capación Tecnológica Agrícola Limitada (CAPACITED LTDA) - Chile
  • Cooperativa Silvoagropecuaria y de Servicios de Loncoche (LONCOFRUT) - Chile
  • Asociación de Pymes de Software (AP Software) de Chile (APSoftware) - Chile
  • Cooperativa Cerro Azul R.L. de Costa Rica (Coopecerroazul R.L.) - Costa Rica
  • Instituto de Desarrollo Agropecuario (INDAP) - Chile
  • Cooperativa Parrita Tropical R.L. de Costa Rica (Coopeparrita Tropical R.L. ) - Costa Rica

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Financing by country (in USD)
FONTAGRO Amount Other agencies Counterpart Amount

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With the support of
Fondo Coreano de Alianza para el Conocimiento en Tecnología e Innovación (KPK)