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Call for Proposals 2019 · ATN/RF-17245-RG(RG-T3387)-4

HUB SmartFruit-ALC: smart solutions for family fruit systems in LAC, in the climate change scenario

Climate change is causing problems for the agricultural sector in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). In 2019 the La Araucanía region in Chile reported a water deficit of 70% during the summer period, while in Costa Rica a water deficit of up to 50% was reported in certain regions of the country. These anomalies affect the fruit quality and yield of the  small family producers who do not have...

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Call for Proposals 2019 · ATN/RF-18077-RG

Innovation for pasture management

Harvested Forage in the production systems of Latin America and the Caribbean is very low in relation to their potential. In tropical areas, such as Costa Rica, the production of dry matter (DM) of the main forage species ranges between 10 and 25 t DM / ha / year, but on average the animals consume less than 45 % of the available pasture. In temperate zones, such as Uruguay, forage production on a...

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Call for Proposals 2019 · ATN/RF-17245-RG(RG-T3387)-2

Digitization of small-scale agriculture

Agriculture faces several challenges. The projection of world population growth to 9.6 billion people in 2050 means an increase of around 70% in food production, while fresh water and arable land will be reduced. Much of agriculture in Latin America and the Caribbean is based on small farmers with traditional systems that will not allow, in the medium or long term, to satisfy the food demand of a ...

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Call for Proposals 2019 · ATN/RF-17245-RG(RG-T3387)-1

Irrigation Advisory System (SAR): when to water and how much to water? Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) as tools to strengthen the decision-making capacity of family farming.

The agricultural sector faces the challenge of increasing food production to meet the demand caused by the growth of the world population. In this scenario, irrigation and the "small agriculture" (SA) will play a central role. SA is the most widespread form of production in the world, with more than 90% of all agricultural holdings (500 million) and contributes more than 80% of food production. Mo...

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Joint proyects 2019 · ATN/RF-17950-RG

New technologies to increase water use efficiency in agriculture in LAC by 2030

One of the main challenges of the 21st century is feeding a growing population with fewer natural resources. Projections show that to feed a world population of 9 billion people in 2050 it would be necessary to increase food production by 70%. The main resource for food production is water. Agriculture, mainly irrigated agriculture, is the sector with the greatest extraction and use of water on th...

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Call for Proposals 2019 · ATN/RF-18078-RG

Agtech for Climate-Smart Dairy

Currently, there is an increase in the demand for animal protein and it is estimated that by 2050 it will grow by 70%. This represents an opportunity for LAC countries that produce milk and milk derivatives to supply the internal and external market. However, the growth of livestock production could have significant environmental impacts related to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. In addition, clim...

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Seed fund 2018 · ATN/RF-16338-RG3

Carbon Sequestration

Several global initiatives indicate that carbon sequestration (C) in soil organic matter dedicated to agriculture is a viable option to mitigate the emission of greenhouse gases (GHG) and to increase the resilience of these systems to climate change. In particular, the '4 per mille Soils for Food Security and Climate' initiative launched at COP21 is aimed at increasing the global stock of C in the...

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Call for Proposals 2017 · ATN/RF-16678-RG

Implementation of an early warning system for sustainable preventive management of potato late blight (Phytophthora infestans), as an adaptation measure against the variability of climate change in Latin America

Potato is a major crop in Latin America and is the main food in small farming, it is native to America as well as the causal agent of Late Blight (LB), P. infestans. Today, LB is considered a re-emerging disease in this crop, due to pathogen variability and climate instability that favors its presence and dispersion, with a high incidence and severity. Farmers, therefore, use pesticides excessivel...

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Joint proyects 2015 · FTG/FG-15072-RG

Pilot project: Creating basis for a Regional Early Warning System Coffee Rust (EWS)

From a socioeconomic point of view, coffee in Central America represents one of the most important items in the agricultural sector. In the region there are around 958,000 hectares of coffee plantations, with an approximate population of 2 million people, if we consider the members of producer families and other actors in the coffee value chain, who participate in the processing, exportation, roas...

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Seed fund 2014 · FTG/RF-14863-RG

Innovations in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) as a Tool for Improving Competitiveness of Family beekeepers

Internet-Communication-Technologies (ICTs) at the agricultural level have had exponential progress in recent years. At the agricultural production level, they are increasingly being used for batch mapping, determination of green index and biomass, determination of yields at the “micro-parcel” level, guaranteeing grain traceability and knowing aspects related to climate through weather stations...

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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: 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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