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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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Extraordinary Call 2007 · CGIAR#7041

A new market for small banana and plantain producers: Innovation of technologies for the sustainable production of bioethanol

The international debate focused on the advantages or disadvantages of biofuels motivated the development of this Project considering, in this case, the high productivity by area of bananas and plantains and the particular fact - in the case of export bananas - of a high percentage of rejection that could be used as energy. Five objectives were set within the framework of a public / private allian...

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Call for Proposals 2007 · CGIAR#7010

Improving the Life Quality of Rural Communities in Four Countries of Latin America and the Caribbean, through Technological Innovations in Production, Agro-Processing and Marketing of Plantain

The Project, a consortium led by Bioversity International (Costa Rica) with direct participation of banana producing countries in the region considered four components. They are listed below, including highlights of the main products and results:Improving the productivity of banana farms through a number of technological innovations: Selection, evaluation and dissemination of superior and elite pl...

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Call for Proposals 2001 · FTG/FT-03-01-RG21/01

Technological Development for Guava Postharvest Management in Colombia and Venezuela

The guava is a species of tropical origin that develops in various agroecosystems of the Colombian-Venezuelan Andes from sea level to 1,800 meters above sea level. Currently, a large proportion of the fruit is produced wild in silvo-pastoral systems, through the work of small producers who contribute more than 80% of the family workforce where women play a leading role. In Colombia and Venezuela t...

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Call for Proposals 1998 · ATN/SF-6486-RG22/98

Sweet Potato Products Development in Latin America

The project structered eight sub-projects with the aim of developing sweetpotato products for human and animal consumption, both directly and those resulting from the processing of roots and foliage. The production and consumption of sweetpotato paste in baby food was evaluated. Productive root varieties were selected and the foliage yield of different clones and the effect of their consumption by...

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Call for Proposals 1998 · ATN/SF-6486-RG05/98

Selection and use of disease-resistant potato varieties for industrial processing in Latin America

The project aimed at improving the competitiveness and sustainability of potato production in the participating countries by evaluating and selecting germplasm resistant to different bacterial, viral and fungal diseases and suitable for industrial use and processing of value-added products. Currently, farmers produce varieties that do not fully meet the needs of processing plants and are highly su...

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Call for Proposals 1998 · ATN/SF-6486-RG39/98

Characterization and development of germplasm to improve the industrial quality of wheat in the Southern Cone

The objective was to contribute to the development of wheat varieties (Triticum aestivum) of industrial quality to increase the competitiveness of the crop in the Southern Cone and improve the availability of food in the Region. This depended on the determination of molecular factors associated with gluten quality and rheological and processing factors determining industrial quality. Germplasm sel...

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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)