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Call for Proposals 2020 · ID475

The low efficiency in the use of nutrients in the fertilization processes has led to soil degradation, nutrient leaching, water pollution, high greenhouse gas emissions, and poor production models. Accordingly, nano-fertilizers are considered as one of the alternatives with great potential. In this project, formulations of nano-fertilizers based on titanium dioxide, zinc oxide, and zeolite will be...

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Call for Proposals 2020 · ID401

Successful marketing of Latin-American Fine Aroma National cocoa is hampered by high cadmium (Cd) content in the beans. For this, we will formulate an innovative, highly efficient and climatically intelligent bioprocess to reduce the solubility of Cd in the rhizosphere of cocoa plants with a protocol suitable for transfer to cocoa farms. The bioprocess will involve: (a) isolation of a soil fungi c...

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Joint proyects 2020 · ATN/RF-18761-RG

Strengthening capacities for the prevention and management of Fusarium wilt in Latin America and the Caribbean

The musaceae (plantain and banana) is considered one of the most popular fruits in the world and is among the top ten food products. Bananas are an export item of great importance for Latin America and the Caribbean, and therefore, a fundamental pillar of the economy; while the cultivation of plantain is the basis of the daily diet of the population and the generation and diversification of income...

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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-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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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 the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), not only for its nutritional quality, but also because it is a generator of jobs. There are numerous quarantin...

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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) Race 4 Tropical is a threat to the production of bananas and bananas in Latin America and the Caribbean, for this reason it is important to articulate actions between countries that allow the containment, prevention and control of the spread of the pathogen in the continent. This report presents the summary and conclusions of the work...

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Joint proyects 2018 · ATN/RF-17235-RG

Multi-agency cocoa platform for Latin America and the Caribbean “Cocoa 2030-2050”

Cocoa is one of the main commodities traded in the world for the production of food, beverages and other products. Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) countries have a long history or cacao production linked to millions of farmers and is key to food security. LAC's ability to supply the fine cocoa market is unquestionable, however, the high concentrations of cadmium (Cd) in cocoa beans has become a ...

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Call for Proposals 2018 · ATN/RF-17233-RG

Escalating continuous improvement in organic family export bananas (BOFX)

Smallholder organic banana for export is a vital enterprise for thousands of households in Ecuador, Peru and Dominican Republic, generating weekly income and local employment. The livelihoods of these growers are pressured by pest outbreaks, like red rust thrips, high costs and increasing demand of nutrients authorized by certification procedures, and extreme weather events. ...

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Seed fund 2018 · ATN/RF-16338-RG2

2030/2050 Cocoa

Cocoa (Theobroma cacao L) is one of the main “commodities” marketed in the world as a raw material for the production of food, beverages and other industrial products. In Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), this crop has a historical history linked to millions of family producers in the Andean Region, Central America, the Caribbean and South (Brazil). This crop is key to food security, sinc...

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2021 Call - Call for Proposals

Innovation for sustainable and resilient agri-food and territorial development in Latin America and the Caribbean

Status: Proposal
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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