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Seed fund 2019 · ATN/RF-16338-RG

Regional control platform for bovine leukosis

Bovine leukosis is identified as one of the silent affections that affects the health, productivity, and therefore, the economic performance of herds. Its asymptomatic presentation in 90% of the cases and consequently, little identified and valued in terms of productive losses. The growing demand for diagnosis, the appearance of tumors, sudden deaths as a consequence of them, and the absence of of...

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Call for Proposals 2019 · ATN/RF-18079-RG

Bovine productivity in the South American Chaco region

Latin America is considered the largest exporter of beef in the world. About 70 % of the region's grazing area is in the process of environmental degradation. Among the regions most affected by traditional livestock is the South American Chaco, a wide plain with xerophytic forests and subtropical grasslands, which occupies some 140 million hectares in Bolivia, Paraguay and Argentina. Therefore, it...

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Call for Proposals 2019 · ATN/RF-18106-RG

Multipurpose silvopastoral systems and family farming in Peru and Colombia

In the Peruvian and Colombian Amazon, most of the rural population is engaged in agriculture, which includes cattle farming as an activity mainly of a family nature. It is notable that livestock farming has generated low sustainability in land use, mainly due to deforestation of forests for pasture establishment. Livestock is responsible for 80% of deforestation in the Amazon region and is respons...

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Call for Proposals 2019 · ATN/RF-18105-RG

More productive and sustainable rice for Latin America

Rice is the fourth most consumed food in Latin America and contributes on average to 11% of the caloric intake per capita in the countries of the region, making it a fundamental basis for food security. Currently, there are an estimated 5.3 million hectares cultivated with rice in the Americas, mostly by small producers. The high climatic variability associated with climate change has caused less ...

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Call for Proposals 2018 · ATN/RF-17232-RG

Sustainable control of the Huanglongbing vector (HLB) in Family Farming (AF) in Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay and Bolivia

HLB (Huanglongbing) is the most destructive citrus disease in the world caused by a bacterium (Candidatus Liberibacter spp). The disease dispersal dynamics respond to the transfer of diseased plant material and the presence of the vector (Diaphorina citri) as a dissemination agent. Since there is no cure yet, prevention is based on the use of healthy material, constant monitoring of crops and vect...

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Call for Proposals 2018 · ATN/RF-17233-RG

Escalating continuous improvement in organic family export bananas (BOFX)

Smallholder organic banana for export is a vital enterprise for thousands of households in Ecuador, Peru and Dominican Republic, generating weekly income and local employment. The livelihoods of these growers are pressured by pest outbreaks, like red rust thrips, high costs and increasing demand of nutrients authorized by certification procedures, and extreme weather events. ...

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Joint proyects 2018 · ATN/RF-16926-RG

Sustainable intensification of legume-based livestock systems: Latin America and Caribbean cooperation platform

This project brings together eight countries that are characterized by having an important livestock activity, both for meat and milk production. Altogether, they concentrate about 400 million cattle heads, which represents more than 20% of world stock.Livestock is mostly carried out under direct grazing, in markedly different agroecosystems, with a high diversity of forage resources. However, the...

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Seed fund 2017 · ATN/RF-16338-RG1

FONTAGRO Seed Fund: Resilience against Adverse Weather Conditions

Family farming (FA) systems located in marginal areas are frequently more vulnerable to the negative effects of the climate and its changes. The sustainable intensification (IS) of these systems should be associated with their socio-ecological diversification, and tend to increase and / or stabilize the productivity of their resources, their profitability, maintain the ecological and cultural inte...

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Call for Proposals 2017 · ATN/RF-16677-RG

Sustainable Intensification of Family Farming in the Highlands of Peru and Bolivia

CIRNMA (Perú) and ALTAGRO (Bolivia) develop the CT "Family farming sustainable intensification in Peru and Bolivia" (ATN/RF-16677-RG), sponsored by FONTAGRO.  The beneficiaries, 3000 rural students of the Altiplano, will be strengthened in Agricultural Technological Alternatives (ATA's), validated locally, via a Virtual Dissemination Platform (PVD). The PVD (www.cirnma.org) has 44 technical dat...

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Joint proyects 2016 · FTG/RF-15940-RG

Sustainable Intensification of Dairy

Global population is expected to keep on increasing, which implies an increase in food demand. In this context, in order to supply this demand, increases in productivity will be required. Latin America and the Caribbean region have enough natural resources to produce milk, even to double the current production levels. However, would it be feasible to increase productivity, and at the same time to ...

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Initiatives in progress

2021 Call - Call for Proposals

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

Status: Open
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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