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Joint proyects 2022 · Biofortificados

Regional alliances for iron-rich beans in Latin American countries

Agriculture in LAC, in particular Family Farming (AF), forms the basis of the regional population's food supply.  It is estimated that it provides 80% of the food consumed daily and the total number of productive units is close to 15 million. In the context of the current pandemic and in the years to come, producers will need new knowledge and timely support to avoid shortages and strengthen the ...

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Call for Proposals 2021 · RGT-4045

Climate change-resilient potatoes for the Andean region

This project is a consortium among leading institutions in research, development and innovation in Colombia, Ecuador and Bolivia, as well as within the potato production sector in the Andean region. Its main goal is to reduce vulnerability to climate change, incorporating new families and advanced potato clones with early maturity and resilience to drought. Participatory genetic improvement progra...

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Call for Proposals 2016 · ATN/RF-16110-RG

Development of Regional Micro-economies to produce Essential Oils, Harvested in Mining Soils

The province of La Pampa, Argentina, and the department of Cesar in Colombia, share arid environments where soil vulnerability and desertification are the main constraints linked to agricultural activities and food security. The mining activity carried out in both regions competes for the use of land for agricultural purposes and prevents the production of food for fresh consumption in the dump ar...

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Call for Proposals 2016 · ATN/RF-16111-RG

Fruit Productivity and Competitiveness Andean

The project “Andean fruit productivity and competitiveness” (2017-2021) was a technical cooperation that sought to increase the productivity and competitiveness of the avocado, passion flower and citrus fruit chains in Colombia (Caldas, Risaralda and Cauca Antioqueño), Ecuador ( Imbabura, Pichincha and Manabí) and Peru (Piura). Researchers from these three Andean countries and from Spain par...

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Call for Proposals 2016 · ATN/RF-16109-RG

Development and technological innovation in the production and transformation of cacao into products with added value in the Andean sector

Technological Innovation in Andean cacao project was carried out in Peru and Colombia, specifically in two cocoa producers regions of Cuzco and San Martín, in Peru; and Tolima and Huila departments in Colombia. For these regions, a geographic information system (GIS) was carried out that included edaphoclimatic information and the collection of materials of differentiated quality. It was carried...

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Call for Proposals 2016 · ATN/RF-16108-RG

Comparative analyses studies: family farms processes of innovation at food production, distribution and consumption, add value and marketing in Argentina, Bolivia and Spain

The project aims to contribute to add value to the innovative food production and distribution strategies generated by family farmers. in order to understand and visualize family farmers and consumers´ practices, as well as their interaction with policy public actors, the project carries out selected case studies in Argentina, Bolivia and Spain. Different activities (comparative study, a seminar ...

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Seed fund 2016 · FTG/RF-15563-RG

Platform for the Development of the Bio-economy in Latin America and the Caribbean

The concept of bioeconomy in the world emerged at the beginning of the 21st century, within the framework of the research policy of the European Commission. On this basis, many countries have developed bioeconomy strategies with the aim of promoting the economic development of the countries, based on the generation and application of knowledge for the sustainable use of natural resources, particul...

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Call for Proposals 2013 · FTG/RF-1330-RG

Integral Use Platform Model, Value Addition and Competitiveness of Andean Commercial Fruits

The volume of world fruit production has grown around 3% annually in the last decade. Colombia is the fifth fruit producer in Latin America, with more than 95 types of fruit marketed. In Colombia more than 85% of agricultural production comes from small producers where women play a very important role. Andean fruit chains have common problems of price instability, high marketing intermediation wit...

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Call for Proposals 2013 · FTG/RF-1329-RG

Production linkages and short circuits: innovations in production and marketing schemes for family farming

The efficient and fair commercialization of family farming products is key to the improvement of this sector, so understanding and evaluating the new marketing strategies used by family farmers is of great importance. The project studied the following marketing strategies: a) Production chains (EP) that seek to link family farming with agroindustrial companies already inserted in the market, in or...

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Initiatives in progress

2023 Call - Call for Proposals

"Science, technology and innovation to make agriculture and food security more sustainable and resilient to climate change in Latin America and the Caribbean"

Status: Proposal
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: Closed
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
With the support of
Fondo Coreano de Alianza para el Conocimiento en Tecnología e Innovación (KPK)