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Extraordinary Call 2022 · RG-T4383-ATN/RF-20637-RG

Innovations for reduced methane emissions in ruminants

There is pressure to reduce the impact that livestock production systems have on the environment, accompanied by an increasing global demand for meat. However, the sustainability of these production systems in LAC is fragile due to a low uptake of technological innovations for identifying opportunities to increase production sustainably. Currently, there are limitations in evaluating key parameter...

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Joint proyects 2021 · ATN/RF-19787-RG

Satellite monitoring of quantity and quality of available biomass in pastoral livestock systems

Pastoral livestock production contributes 46% of GDP and is key to LAC's food and social security. Currently, pastoral bovine production systems face the challenge of increasing their profitability by reducing their environmental impact, since high costs and a growing concern about their contribution to global warming threaten their development. Knowing the quantity and quality of available biomas...

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Joint proyects 2020 · ATN/RF-18769-RG

Organic carbon sequestration in soils of Latin America and the Caribbean: identification of opportunities and quantification of their economic and environmental impact

There are several international efforts to seek solutions to global problems such as climate change, food security and environmental pollution. One of them is the Paris agreement signed in 2015, in which 196 countries join efforts to limit global warming. Different scenarios have been created and the most ambitious is to limit the temperature increase to less than 2 degrees. One objective proposed...

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Seed fund 2016 · FTG/RF-15693-RG

Basis for the Development of a Evaluation and Monitoring Projects Platform

Since the mid-1950s, studies have been carried out to measure the impact of agricultural research and innovation, particularly the economic impact of investment. In this sense, agriculture is the economic activity that concentrates a large part of the economic impact analysis of R&D investment. It is important to consider that, in addition to the inherent uncertainty involved in developing tec...

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Joint proyects 2014 · FTG/RF-14653-RG

Improving Animal Production Systems with Emphasis on Dairy Farming in the Andean Region within the Context of Climate Change

This project aimed to improve methane (CH4) and nitrous oxide (N2O) emission quantification techniques. Furthermore, it intended to generate strategies to help mitigate these emissions in dual-purpose livestock production systems in the Andean Region. This project was structured with five components. The first consisted of biophysical and socioeconomic characterization of dairy production sites....

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Joint proyects 2014 · FTG/RF-14652-RG

Developing Competitive Livestock Production Systems with Low Emissions of Greenhouse Gases in Central America

Farms with lower intensification only have grazing systems and generate more CH4 emissions than higher intensified farms. In contrast, farms with greater intensification systems have feeding strategies such as supplementing lactating cows with commercial concentrates, minerals, and silage. Furthermore, they tend to implement more management strategies such as pasture management plans, soil analysi...

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Call for Proposals 2010 · FTG/RF-1028-RG

Climate Change and Livestock: Quantification and Mitigation Options for Methane and Nitrous Oxide Emissions of Bovine Origin under Grazing Conditions

Global warming caused by greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) is a major environmental concern. Countries that have ratified the Kyoto Protocol are required to submit periodic reports to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) about their GHG emissions and climate change adaptation and mitigation programs. The countries involved in the project carry out their emission inventories based on e...

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Extraordinary Call 2004 · ATN/SF-9159-RG

Technological Innovations for Managing and Improving the Quality and Health of Banana Soils of Latin America and the Caribbean

The technological innovations project for the management and improvement of the quality and health of banana soils in Latin America and the Caribbean, financed by FONTAGRO, was implemented in four partner countries of the Fund: Dominican Republic, Venezuela, Panama and Costa Rica. The main objective of the project was to improve the productivity of banana plantations in Latin America and the Carib...

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Call for Proposals 2003 · FTG/RF-0308-RG

Development of an Information and Monitoring System for Risk Assessment in Agricultural Production (SIMERPA) in Paraguay and Uruguay

The Project generated methods and tools to establish an information and monitoring system based on historical records, satellite images and simulation models, all integrated into a GIS for the evaluation of risks in agricultural production associated with climatic variability and the technological level of Paraguay and Uruguay. In Uruguay, a study area was defined to conduct the following activit...

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Call for Proposals 1999 · FTG/RF-99-02-RG58/99

Identification of molecular markers associated with resistance to bud rot complex in oil palm

Oil palm cultivation is one of the most economically promising activities in Latin America, and several countries are striving to increase their share in the global market. One of the strategies involves developing technologies to reduce the impact of pests and diseases, particularly bud rot. Although the project's goal was to identify a molecular marker associated with disease resistance, this ob...

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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: Closed
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)