Seed fund
USD 20.000
Counterpart Amount:
USD 11.000
Execution time
12 Months
Total Amount:
USD 31.000
Participating countries:
Argentina Argentina Bolivia Bolivia Paraguay Paraguay
Funding source:
FONTAGRO Amount 65% Other agencies 0% Counterpart Amount 35%

Executive Summary

The Gran Chaco Americano represents the second largest forest region in Latin America after the Amazon jungle and is shared between Argentina, Paraguay, Bolivia and a small part of Brazil. The climatic vulnerability studies of the Gran Chaco foresee significant impacts in the next three decades, particularly due to the greater risk of droughts and floods according to the different areas and the increase in extreme climatic phenomena. This climatic variability is already affecting production systems, with loss of agro-productivity and reduction in the quality and availability of water, so there is an urgent need to accelerate the creation of new capacities, instruments, knowledge, and production and marketing models that allow the producers of the Gran Chaco and its ecosystems reduce their vulnerability.

PROADAPT is a regional initiative financed between the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF) and the Nordic Development Fund (FND) in the amount of US $ 11.9 million to help micro, small and medium-sized companies adapt to climate change and access opportunities for green business.

The project proposes South-South cooperation for the exchange of knowledge and experiences on resilience in the face of climate change, in which organizations from Paraguay, Bolivia and Argentina will participate. The objective is to develop a proposal that increases the resilience of small producers and poor communities in the Great American Chaco.


  • Design a proposal for participation of the national research institutes of Argentina, Bolivia and Paraguay in the different components of the PROADAPT Project.
  • Integrate the national research institutes of Argentina, Bolivia and Paraguay into the project execution plan led by AVINA.


Small farmers in the Gran Chaco and its ecosystems that will reduce their vulnerability to climate change.

Sustainable Development Goals

Responsible consumption and production Climate action Life on land Partnerships for the goals

Main donors

Participating Organizations

  • Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria (INTA) - Argentina
  • Instituto Nacional de Innovación Agropecuaria y Forestal (INIAF) - Bolivia
  • Instituto Paraguayo de Tecnología Agraria (IPTA) - Paraguay

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

Geolocated Map


Project leader Argentina

Enrique Luciano Bedascarrasbure


Carlos Parera


Hans Mercado

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