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Call for Proposals 2023 · 2550

Strengthening the Competitiveness of Mango Producers in Colombia and Peru through the Comprehensive Utilization of the Fruit and Development of New Products

This project contemplates the concept of biorefinery, taking full advantage of the mango fruit, giving commercial use to fruits with defects that remain in the field, peel, and seed generated during pulping. From a scientific-technical point of view, multiple potentialities have been identified from the waste generated. The peels represent 7% to 24% of the total weight of the fruit, while the bone...

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Call for Proposals 2023 · 1903

Multifunctional Bio-protectors for Postharvest Fruits

 The promotion of healthier lifestyles increases the consumption of fresh products such as tropical and Mediterranean fruits. Its consumption can expose the consumer to a higher risk of diseases since the fruits do not go through processing stages to ensure the effective elimination or inactivation of pathogenic microorganisms. Therefore, postharvest treatments are essential for the conservation ...

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Call for Proposals 2023 · 2441

Sustainable Tropical Dairy Systems to Contribute to Food Security in Colombia and Ecuador

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) advocates for animal-origin products with low carbon emissions, supporting nutrition and rural livelihoods. The project aims to enhance the productivity of tropical dairy systems in an eco-efficient manner, thereby contributing to food security in Cauca, Colombia, and Manabí, Ecuador. The tropical agro-environment fosters diverse productive alternatives...

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Joint proyects 2022 · RG-T4385ATN/RF-20639-RG


This project focuses on promoting sustainability and food security in Mapuche indigenous communities in rural areas of Argentina and Chile. It seeks to improve livestock production through climate-smart practices, drawing on previous experience to propose solutions tailored to these communities. In Argentina, it focuses on Río Negro and Neuquén provinces, addressing challenges such as water sca...

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Call for Proposals 2022 · RG-T4377-ATN/RF-20631-RG

Online Crop Management Support Platform

Agricultural systems globally, and especially in Latin America, must sustainably increase crop production (60%) and consider the possible effects of climate change (CC). This has driven the need for sustainable intensification of agriculture. Farmers must produce more with the same amount of land and using fewer inputs. This transition is both possible and necessary for food security. However, dig...

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Extraordinary Call 2022 · RG-T4381-ATN/RF-20635-RG

Network of resilient farms with sustainable forest management

The Gran Chaco Americano is the largest dry tropical forest region in the world, spanning across Argentina, Paraguay, and Bolivia primarily. Currently, it is a global hotspot for deforestation and land-use change for agriculture and livestock farming. This process is responsible for the loss of biodiversity and ecosystem services, endangering the resilience of agricultural systems to the effects o...

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Call for Proposals 2022 · ATN/RF-20634-RG

Tropical Agriculture 4.0: Efficient Water Management

Agricultural water use is usually called “inefficient”. Farmers irrigate without technical principles, thereby incurring deficiencies impacting crop health and final yield. In addition, this often results in overuse of the water resource. This scenario and the current climate change effects lead producers and entities responsible for managing water resources to focus efforts on improving water...

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Extraordinary Call 2022 · RG-T4382-ATN/RF-20636-RG

One Welfare for resilience of livestock production systems

Increasing livestock production in a sustainable manner is a challenge for regional livestock production in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). Together, Argentina, Chile and Colombia produce around 9.1 million tons of meat for global consumption, demonstrating the role of livestock in contributing to the local economy, food security, poverty reduction and sustainability. Livestock production s...

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Extraordinary Call 2022 · RG-T4383-ATN/RF-20637-RG

Innovations for reduced methane emissions in ruminants

There is pressure to reduce the impact that livestock production systems have on the environment, accompanied by an increasing global demand for meat. However, the sustainability of these production systems in LAC is fragile due to a low uptake of technological innovations for identifying opportunities to increase production sustainably. Currently, there are limitations in evaluating key parameter...

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Call for Proposals 2022 · ATN/RF-20643-RG

Platform for the transfer and efficient use of biologicals on Latin American farms

There is an urgent need for the implementation and development of more sustainable agricultural technologies. The use of bioinoculants (biofertilizers, biopesticides and biocontrollers) based on beneficial microbes which can promote plant growth and also plant protection is a promising technology that can be improved in efficacy, adoption and commercial registration for its use. This proposal foc...

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Initiatives in progress

2023 Call - Call for Proposals

"Science, technology and innovation to make agriculture and food security more sustainable and resilient to climate change in Latin America and the Caribbean"

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