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Joint proyects 2022 · 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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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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Joint proyects 2020 · ATN/RR-18757-RG

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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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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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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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-18747-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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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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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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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: Open
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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