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Joint proyects 2022 · Biofortificados

Regional alliances for iron-rich beans in Latin American countries

Agriculture in LAC, in particular Family Farming (AF), forms the basis of the regional population's food supply.  It is estimated that it provides 80% of the food consumed daily and the total number of productive units is close to 15 million. In the context of the current pandemic and in the years to come, producers will need new knowledge and timely support to avoid shortages and strengthen the ...

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Call for Proposals 2021 · 728

The adequate management of water and fertilization is critical to optimize yield, within the limits established by the climate and the availability of resources. Even though quinoa is recommended as an efficient crop in terms of its use of water and nitrogen an evaluation of responses to these variables at the crop physiology level shows significant gaps between actual yields and those limited by...

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Call for Proposals 2021 · RGT-4046

The Mesoamerican region has been fundamental in the domestication and diversification of Theobroma cacao, constituting a prominent origin of fine cocoa produced from Criollo and/or Trinitario varieties. Yet, fine cocoa remains insignificant in the cocoa world market, whereas its production is crucial in the economy and culture of multiple indigenous, afro-Caribbean and mestizo communities, living ...

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Call for Proposals 2021 · 1014

Nanotechnology in agricultural soil moisture management

Soil is the basis of terrestrial ecosystems and agriculture, it participates in the cycle of nutrients, the storage, and infiltration of water, the support of plants, and microbial activity. Progressive soil degradation and desertification processes advance rapidly in countries of the Andean region, reducing agricultural production, which negatively impacts the economy of rural families, causing h...

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Call for Proposals 2021 · RGT-4045

Resilient potatoes to climate change for the Andean region

This project is a consortium among institutions leading in research, development and innovation in Colombia, Ecuador and Bolivia, as well as the potato production sector in the Andean region. Its main goal is to reduce vulnerability to climate change with the incorporation of new families and advanced potato clones with early maturity and resilient to drought. This will be carried out through the ...

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Joint proyects 2021 · MonitoreoSatelital

Satellite monitoring of quantity and quality of available biomass in pastoral livestock systems

Pastoral livestock contributes 46% of GDP and is key to LAC's food and social security. Currently, pastoral systems for bovine production face the challenge of increasing their profitability by reducing their environmental impact, since high costs and a growing concern about their contribution to global warming threaten their development. Knowing the quantity and quality of available biomass is ke...

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Call for Proposals 2020 · ATN/RF-18959-RG

Nanofertilizers in soils and nitrous oxide emissions

The low efficiency in the use of nutrients in the fertilization processes has led to soil degradation, nutrient leaching, water pollution, high greenhouse gas emissions, and poor production models. Accordingly, nano-fertilizers are considered as one of the alternatives with great potential. In this project, formulations of nano-fertilizers based on titanium dioxide, zinc oxide, and zeolite will be...

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Call for Proposals 2020 · ATN-RF-18951-RG

Reducing bioprocess of the solubility rhizospheric Cd

Successful marketing of Latin-American Fine Aroma National cocoa is hampered by high cadmium (Cd) content in the beans. For this, we will formulate an innovative, highly efficient and climatically intelligent bioprocess to reduce the solubility of Cd in the rhizosphere of cocoa plants with a protocol suitable for transfer to cocoa farms. The bioprocess will involve: (a) isolation of a soil fungi c...

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Call for Proposals 2020 · ATN-RF-18786-RG

Higher agricultural production with lower nitrous oxide emission

Agriculture produces 60% of the emission of nitrous oxide (N2O), one of the three main greenhouse gases responsible for global warming. Paradoxically, agriculture is extremely sensitive to climate change, a fact that generates the need to promote climate-smart technological innovation policies. In the present multilateral technical cooperation project (Argentina, Chile, Brazil, Colombia, Spain and...

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Joint proyects 2020 · ATN/RF-18769-RG

Organic carbon sequestration in soils of Latin America and the Caribbean: identification of opportunities and quantification of their economic and environmental impact

"Carbon sequestration" is defined as the removal of CO2 from the atmosphere and its storage in ecological sinks, such as soil organic matter. In this case, carbon sequestration will be quantified, as changes in the soil organic carbon (SOC) pool. That can occur in response to changes in land management, such as increased use of fertilization, irrigation, or in response to changes in land use, that...

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Initiatives in progress

2022 Call - Extraordinary Call

“Innovations to improve the sustainability and resilience of farms to the impact of climate change in Latin America and the Caribbean”

Status: Proposal
2021 Call - Call for Proposals

Innovation for sustainable and resilient agri-food and territorial development in Latin America and the Caribbean

Status: Closed
Call 2020 - Call for Proposals

Innovations for the sustainable increase of agricultural productivity in Latin America and the Caribbean in the context of climate change

Status: Closed
Call 2019 AgTech - Call for Proposals

From Science to Impact: Innovations for Climate-Smart Agriculture Using Agtechs in Latin America and the Caribbean

Status: Closed
Call 2019 Productivity - Call for Proposals

Increase in Productivity in Family Agriculture with Sustainability, Inclusion and Profitability

Status: Closed
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