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Call for Proposals 2021 · 1014

Nanotechnology in agricultural soil moisture management

Soil is the basis of terrestrial ecosystems and agriculture, it participates in the cycle of nutrients, the storage, and infiltration of water, the support of plants, and microbial activity. Progressive soil degradation and desertification processes advance rapidly in countries of the Andean region, reducing agricultural production, which negatively impacts the economy of rural families, causing h...

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Call for Proposals 2020 · ATN/RF-18959-RG

Nanofertilizers in soils and nitrous oxide emissions

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 · ATN-1f-18951-RG

Reducing bioprocess of the solubility rhizospheric Cd

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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Call for Proposals 2020 · ATN-RF-18786-RG

Higher agricultural production with lower nitrous oxide emission

Agriculture produces 60% of the emission of nitrous oxide (N2O), one of the three main greenhouse gases responsible for global warming. Paradoxically, agriculture is extremely sensitive to climate change, a fact that generates the need to promote climate-smart technological innovation policies. In the present multilateral technical cooperation project (Argentina, Chile, Brazil, Colombia, Spain and...

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Seed fund 2019 · ATN/RF-16338-RGP006

Water management in agriculture platform 2030 - 2050

Producing more food for a growing population, the increase in competition for the use of water resources among economic sectors, as well as the effects of climate change on agriculture, represent a future with greater restrictions on the availability of water in the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) countries. Faced with this complex panorama, the notable advances in knowledge for irrigation ...

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Call for Proposals 2019 · ATN/RF-18079-RG

Bovine productivity in the South American Chaco region

In recent decades there has been a rapid expansion and intensification of agricultural production in the South American Chaco region. However, most livestock producers still maintain very low levels of productivity. A valid indicator to measure this low productivity is the low annual weaning rate (calves per cow per year), which is below 50%. The main problems that explain this low productivity ar...

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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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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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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: Pre-selection
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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