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Joint proyects 2020 · 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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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 2015 · FTG/RF-15069-RG

Sustainable Intensification in Dairy

Within human activities, agricultural activity is the one that consumes most of the available fresh water. Particularly, the dairy uses large volumes of water, directly and indirectly; therefore, it is important to estimate the use of water as an indicator of the long-term sustainability of the dairy. Medium-term projections show that global demand for dairy products will be greater than the growt...

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Other initiatives 2015 · FTG/RF-15168-RG

Strengthening FONTAGRO-FORAGRO Cooperation

This was a proposal to strengthen the Forum of the Americas for Agricultural Technological Research and Development (FORAGRO) with the collaboration of FONTAGRO. Specifically, it was proposed to support the XV Meeting of the Executive Committee and VII International Meeting of FORAGRO where the results of the external evaluation were presented, the proposal for reengineering of FORAGRO and the dia...

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Joint proyects 2014 · FTG/RF-14654-RG

Livestock and Climate Change: Applied Research and Knowledge

The objective of this project was to create a network on livestock and climate change to exchange information, standardize methodologies, provide mutual technical support and promote collaboration. The project was executed by FONTAGRO/TAS and contemplated the financing of networking and capacity building activities for Latin America and the Caribbean. This project consisted of 3 components. The fi...

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Extraordinary Call 2008 · ATN/OC-11942-RG

Variability and Climate Change in the Expansion of the Agricultural Frontier in the Southern Cone: Technological and Political Strategies to Reduce Vulnerabilities

The Southern Cone of Latin America is one of the main food-producing regions of the world. Agricultural expansion in the last 50 years has been very consistent and significant, having increased the cultivation area of rain-fed grains by 65 million hectares, yields at a rate of 3.1% per year and production by 275 million tons. In general, agriculture expands on soils with less agricultural aptitude...

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Call for Proposals 2008 · HIL21#8009

Molecular marker-assisted selection for cold tolerance of rice in the southern cone of Latin America; a strategy to face climatic instability

About 1.4 million hectares of rice are cultivated in the Southern Cone of Latin America and are potentially affected by low temperatures. In Rio Grande do Sul, more than a million ha are planted and 60% of the total Brazilian production is produced (7 million tons). Approximately 200,000 ha are planted in Uruguay (1.4 million tons) and a similar area in Argentina (1.2 million tons). The region req...

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Call for Proposals 2007 · FTG/RF-0720-RG

Identification and Validation of Successful Organic Production Systems with Potential Adoption in Family Farming in Countries of the Southern Cone.

The objective was to identify, systematize and validate successful organic horticultural and fruit production processes with market potential. With this objective in mind, 7 species (blueberries, cocoa, coffee, onion, mango, tomato, and grapes) were selected in the participating countries (Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Uruguay, and Paraguay) and the organic production systems of the two-species corre...

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Extraordinary Call 2007 · CGIAR#7052

Improving the competitiveness of value chains of Amazonian fruit species

The ancestral Amazonian communities have selected numerous plants for their palatability and nutritional properties. The members of the research consortium of this project considered that these species, through integrated innovation, should contribute to the sustainable development of the region. The initiative was articulated through a consortium formed by the Research Institute of the Peruvian A...

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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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