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Seed fund 2019 · ATN/RF-16338-RG

Regional control platform for bovine leukosis

Bovine leukosis is identified as one of the silent affections that affects the health, productivity, and therefore, the economic performance of herds. Its asymptomatic presentation in 90% of the cases and consequently, little identified and valued in terms of productive losses. The growing demand for diagnosis, the appearance of tumors, sudden deaths as a consequence of them, and the absence of of...

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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-18136-RG

Agroecological model for avian coccidiosis and innovation network

Avian coccidiosis is an intestinal parasitosis that causes sanitary problems in poultry farms. It is caused by an intestinal parasite of the genus Eimeria that is highly contagious and produces great economic losses in both meat and egg production. At the industrial level, its control is carried out with biosecurity measures, management, live vaccines and antimicrobials. Although vaccination is ef...

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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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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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Seed fund 2015 · FTG/RF-15126-RG

FONTAGRO - PROADAPT Articulation: Building Resilience in the Gran Chaco Americano

The Gran Chaco Americano represents the second largest forest region in Latin America after the Amazon jungle and is shared between Argentina, Paraguay, Bolivia and a small part of Brazil. The climatic vulnerability studies of the Gran Chaco foresee significant impacts in the next three decades, particularly due to the greater risk of droughts and floods according to the different areas and the in...

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Call for Proposals 2015 · FTG/RF-15461-RG

Innovation Platform for Sustainability of Family Livestock Systems in Uruguay and Argentina

The family livestock systems, that base meat production in the natural field, constitute the majority of the cattle farmers and rural population of Uruguay and Entre Ríos (Argentina). The high levels of animal load and/or the absence of spatial-temporal management cause overgrazing and poor spatial distribution, which, in interaction with the climatic variation, contribute to explain low levels o...

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Seed fund 2015 · FTG/RF-15069-RG

Sustainable Intensification in Dairy

Within human activities, agricultural activity is the one that consumes most of the available fresh water. Particularly, the dairy uses large volumes of water, directly and indirectly; therefore, it is important to estimate the use of water as an indicator of the long-term sustainability of the dairy. Medium-term projections show that global demand for dairy products will be greater than the growt...

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Joint proyects 2014 · FTG/RF-14654-RG

Livestock and Climate Change: Applied Research and Knowledge

The objective of this project was to create a network on livestock and climate change to exchange information, standardize methodologies, provide mutual technical support and promote collaboration. The project was executed by FONTAGRO/TAS and contemplated the financing of networking and capacity building activities for Latin America and the Caribbean. This project consisted of 3 components. The fi...

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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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