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Community Micro Processing, Social Construction of Cocoa Quality from Biodiversity and Local Culture in Highly Vulnerable to Extreme Weather Events Regions
This project was developed with the purpose of strengthening the livelihoods of families dedicated to the production of cocoa in the Costa Rica-Panama bi-national basin of the Sixaola River, and with the goal of reducing the vulnerability of these producers and families to extreme hydrometereological events. The co-executing organizations (APPTA and COCABO) represent about 3000 producers, who gain...Learn more
Strengthening Water Resources Management of Banana Communities: Greater Resilience to Climate Variability.
Agriculture uses about 70% of available water, which can generate conflicts with other users if availability is limited and seasonal. The consortium formed by UNAN-León Nicaragua, IDIAF of the Dominican Republic, banana and coffee producers, Bioversity International, the CGIAR Humidtropics Program and the French consultancy Lisode (Lien Social et Décision), convened farmers and other actors into...Learn more
Climate Technology Transfer Mechanisms and Networks in Latin America and the Caribbean
Climate change will affect large areas of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), mainly due to rising temperatures, variations in rainfall intensity and frequency, which will have an effect on productivity and the appearance of new pests and diseases. Those most affected will be family farmers, who represent the majority of producers. On the other hand, it is estimated that in the next 30 years th...Learn more
Livestock and Climate Change: Applied Research and Knowledge
The objective of this project was to create a network on livestock and climate change to exchange information, standardize methodologies, provide mutual technical support and promote collaboration. The project was executed by FONTAGRO/TAS and contemplated the financing of networking and capacity building activities for Latin America and the Caribbean. This project consisted of 3 components. The ...Learn more
Promote the Resilience of Production Systems to Reduce the Vulnerability of Small Farmers Families through the Revaluation of the Genus Lupinus Neglected Crops
The high Andes of Bolivia and Ecuador, and the Araucania in Southern Chile are highly vulnerable to climate change, show high poverty incidence, and have few economic opportunities. Legumes of the genus Lupinus show high adaptation capacity to adverse weather and soil conditions. In Bolivia and Ecuador the bitter Lupinus (Lupinus mutabilis) prevail, while in Chile, both bitter and sweet (L. albus,...Learn more
Innovations in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) as a Tool for Improving Competitiveness of Family beekeepers
Internet-Communication-Technologies (ICTs) at the agricultural level have had exponential progress in recent years. At the agricultural production level, they are increasingly being used for batch mapping, determination of green index and biomass, determination of yields at the “micro-parcel” level, guaranteeing grain traceability and knowing aspects related to climate through weather stations...Learn more
Basis for Generating an Integrated Adaptation Strategy for Farming Systems in Latin America
During the last 20 years, food demand increments have led to greater agricultural and livestock production in South America. However, climate change effects, mainly on small producers, can negatively affect their future development. In Chile, about 90% of livestock systems depend directly on rainfall intensity and frequency. In Argentina, the Pampean region, where the highest percentage of nationa...Learn more
Grow More with Less: Adaptation, Validation and Promotion of Intensive Rice Farming System (SICA) in the Americas as a Response to Climate Change
Rice is a staple food in LAC where per capita consumption is 30 kg / year and demand exceeds production. The yields, costs and profitability depend on agro-climatic and technological factors, innovation in the crop is a must. The SRI project, executed by IICA in the Dominican Republic and Colombia, analyzed the productive efficiency, use of resources and the impact of SRI on GHG emissions. The pro...Learn more
Strategies Review for Management Coffee Berry Borer (HYPOTHENEMUS hampei) to Cope Climate Changes in Production Systems of Inshore Coffee (Coffea canephora) in Panama, Honduras and Nicaragua.
Pests affect the yields and quality of coffee, the Coffea canephora species -known as Robusta or lowland coffee- is no an exception. Coffee Berry Borer (Hypothenemus hampei), a significant pest, is favored by variations in precipitation and temperature and poor agronomic management. In Panama, with a cultivated area of 19,000 hectares of both Coffea arabica and Coffea canephora, the borer w...Learn more
Challenge for Food Security in LAC: Validation of Rice Farming Practices to Improve Efficient Use of Water .
Reducing the vulnerability of small rice producers in Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama through technological innovation and collaboration platforms was the central objective of this project. Specific actions emphasized food security and adaptation to climate change through efficient practices, related, in particular, to water and soil resources. The system of rice intensification (SRI), specifica...Learn more