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Seed fund 2022 · ATN/RF-19885-RG

Seed Fund

Since 2015, FONTAGRO has been promoting the mobilization of resources for the development of new scientific knowledge, the advancement of technologies, and innovations to support the transformation of agri-food systems in Latin America, the Caribbean, and Spain. The FONTAGRO Board of Directors considered it necessary to create a technical cooperation for the allocation of funding aimed at facilita...

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Joint proyects 2022 · ATN/RF-20642-RG

Nitrogen Optimization

Food production has increased worldwide strongly in the last 20 years in response to population growth, with a significant impact on the countries of the Americas. This is owed to their agricultural potential, in terms of land area and climatic conditions suitable for agriculture. However, the maintenance of this productivity, as well as its future potential development, depends on the effects of ...

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Joint proyects 2022 · ATN/RF-20632-RG

Feasibility of Vertical Farming Technologies in LAC

The rapid growth of the global population, which could reach 10 billion by 2050, has increased the need to produce food efficiently and effectively. Furthermore, it is estimated that during the next 50 years the effects produced by climate change, added to the main challenges of humanity in conditions of uncertainty (unemployment, pandemics, wars, etc.), will play a fundamental role...

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Call for Proposals 2021 · ATN/RF-20629-RG

Geographical indications for Mesoamerican cacao

The Mesoamerican region has been fundamental in the domestication and diversification of Theobroma cacao, constituting representing a prominent origin of fine flavor cocoa produced from Criollo and/or Trinitario varieties. YetHowever, fine flavor cocoa remains insignificant in the global cocoa world market, whereas despite its production is being crucial in the economy and culture of multiple indi...

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Call for Proposals 2021 · ATN-RF-20633-RG

Climate change-resilient potatoes for the Andean region

This project is a consortium among leading institutions in research, development and innovation in Colombia, Ecuador and Bolivia, as well as within the potato production sector in the Andean region. Its main goal is to reduce vulnerability to climate change, incorporating new families and advanced potato clones with early maturity and resilience to drought. Participatory genetic improvement progra...

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Joint proyects 2021 · ATN/RF-19787-RG

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

Pastoral livestock production contributes 46% of GDP and is key to LAC's food and social security. Currently, pastoral bovine production systems 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 biomas...

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Seed fund 2019 · ATN/RF-16338-RGP006

Water management in agriculture platform 2030 - 2050

Producing more food for a growing population, the increase in competition for water resources among economic sectors, and the effects of climate change on agriculture, represent a future with greater restrictions on the availability of water in Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) countries. Faced with this complex outlook, progress in knowledge for irrigation management and technological developme...

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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 ailments that affects the health, productivity, and, therefore, economic performance of herds. Its asymptomatic presentation in 90% of cases has led to an underidentification and subsequent undervaluation of resulting productive losses. The growing demand for diagnosis, the appearance of tumors, consequential sudden deaths, and the absence of offi...

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Seed fund 2019 · ATN/RF-16338-RG-2

Regional platform for the prevention and early detection of quarantine diseases in fruit trees

Pests and diseases cause significant losses in the world food supply, while hundreds of millions of family farmers depend on agriculture to survive. The cultivation of fruit trees is economically very important for the development of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) countries, not only for their nutritional quality, but also because it generates jobs. There are numerous quarantine diseases th...

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Seed fund 2019 · ATN/RF-16338-RG-1

Workshop: Regional strategy for capacity building and research in tropical Fusarium race 4

Fusarium wilt caused by Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cubense (Foc) Tropical Race 4 threatens banana and plantain production in Latin America and the Caribbean, necessitating coordinated action between countries for the containment, prevention and control of pathogen’s spread in the continent. This report presents the summary and conclusions of the working groups developed in the Workshop: “Resear...

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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
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