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Seed fund 2019 · ATN/RF-16338-RG-4

Gene editing for genetic improvement in plant and animal species

VIEW MEMORIA DEL TALLERDuring the 22nd annual meeting of the FONTARGO (Regional Fund for Agricultural Technology ) board of directors, held on thr 4th and 5th of October, 2018, in Guayaquil, Ecuador, a need was expressed for a regional platform. Of genome editing in the agricultural sector. As a result of the discussion it was decided to create an initiative to strengthen programs in this sector b...

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Joint proyects 2019 · ND

Gene editing for improvement in plant and animal species

The improvement of crops and animals is one of the permanent challenges in the agricultural sector for the increase of the yield and / or the quality of the products. FAO argues that, to meet food demand in the next 32 years, agriculture must produce between 50 and 70% more food, fodder and biofuel than it did a decade ago. The CRISPR-based gene edition (EG) is one of the new biotechnologies with ...

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Call for Proposals 2019 · RG-T3583

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 · RG-T3584

Agroecological model for avian coccidiosis and innovation network

Avian coccidiosis is an intestinal parasitosis that causes sanitary problems in poultry farms. It is caused by an intestinal parasite of the genus Eimeria that is highly contagious and produces great economic losses in both meat and egg production. At the industrial level, its control is carried out with biosecurity measures, management, live vaccines and antimicrobials. Although vaccination is ef...

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Call for Proposals 2019 · ATN/RF-18077-RG

Innovation for pasture management

Harvested Forage in the production systems of Latin America and the Caribbean is very low in relation to their potential. In tropical areas, such as Costa Rica, the production of dry matter (DM) of the main forage species ranges between 10 and 25 t DM / ha / year, but on average the animals consume less than 45 % of the available pasture. In temperate zones, such as Uruguay, forage production on a...

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Seed fund 2018 · ATN/RF-16338-RG3

Carbon Sequestration

Several global initiatives indicate that carbon sequestration (C) in soil organic matter dedicated to agriculture is a viable option to mitigate the emission of greenhouse gases (GHG) and to increase the resilience of these systems to climate change. In particular, the '4 per mille Soils for Food Security and Climate' initiative launched at COP21 is aimed at increasing the global stock of C in the...

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Other initiatives 2017 · FTG

Latin American and The Caribbean platform for sustainable intensification of livestock production: a regional strategy for adaptation and mitigation of climate change

In the last 50 years the demand for animal proteins in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) has increased due to population growth, improvements in income and urbanization. Additionally, LAC is a net exporter of livestock products and contributes with 30% of global demand for meat. Unfortunately, in most cases the expansion of pastures has been at the expense of the forest. Additionally, it is es...

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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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Knowledge Management 2017 · ATN/RF-16248-RG

FONTAGRO knowledge management Phase III

Knowledge and communication management is a systematic process to exchange information, data, and other skills among partners. In FONTAGRO, this challenge is especially important when implementing projects in science and technology for the food and agricultural sector. This project aimed at strengthening results dissemination among researchers, extensionists, farmers, policy decision-makers, and o...

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Knowledge Management 2017 · ATN/KK-16247-RG

FONTAGRO Knowledge Management Phase III

Knowledge and communication management is a systematic process to exchange information, data, and other skills among partners. In FONTAGRO, this challenge is especially important when implementing projects in science and technology for the food and agricultural sector. This project aimed at strengthening results dissemination among researchers, extensionists, farmers, policy decision-makers, and o...

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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: Proposal
Call 2019 Productivity - Call for Proposals

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

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
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