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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-18106-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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Call for Proposals 2019 · ATN/RF-18120-RG

Improving the yield of potatoes and other Andean tubers - Root to Food

Family agriculture is a key productive sector to eradicate hunger and propose changes towards more sustainable agricultural systems. In Latin America, 80% of farms belong to family farming, including more than 60 million people, making it the main source of agricultural and rural employment. Within family farming in the high Andean regions, Andean tubers such as potatoes (Solanum tuberosum), smoot...

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Call for Proposals 2019 · ATN/RF-18105-RG

More productive and sustainable rice for Latin America

Rice is the fourth most consumed food in Latin America and contributes on average to 11% of the caloric intake per capita in the countries of the region, making it a fundamental basis for food security. Currently, there are an estimated 5.3 million hectares cultivated with rice in the Americas, mostly by small producers. The high climatic variability associated with climate change has caused less ...

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Call for Proposals 2019 · ATN/RF-17245-RG(RG-T3387)-3

AhoRa: Application for family farming of musaceae

Latin America and the Caribbean provide around 80% of all banana and plantain sales in the world, which represents more than 16 million tons of fruit. Much of the production is in the hands of small farmers whose income barely allows them to support the production of their small farms. The sustainability of production is at risk in the face of an increasing frequency of climatic events such as col...

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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-17232-RG

Sustainable control of the Huanglongbing vector (HLB) in Family Farming (AF) in Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay and Bolivia

HLB (Huanglongbing) is the most destructive citrus disease in the world caused by a bacterium (Candidatus Liberibacter spp). The disease dispersal dynamics respond to the transfer of diseased plant material and the presence of the vector (Diaphorina citri) as a dissemination agent. Since there is no cure yet, prevention is based on the use of healthy material, constant monitoring of crops and vect...

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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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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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Call for Proposals 2017 · ATN/RF-16680-RG

Innovation and intensification for the adaptation to climate change of extensive family farming

By the year 2050, the agriculture sector has the challenge to increase production by 60% to feed the world. In Latin America, arid and semiarid regions (where familiar agriculture producer’s main income is extensive livestock breeding) are highly susceptible to climate change, environmental frailty and high levels of rural poverty. In these regions, research and innovation have the challenge to ...

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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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