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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-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-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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Joint proyects 2019 · RG-T3589

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 2017 · ATN/RF-16338-RG1

FONTAGRO Seed Fund: Resilience against Adverse Weather Conditions

Family farming (FA) systems located in marginal areas are frequently more vulnerable to the negative effects of the climate and its changes. The sustainable intensification (IS) of these systems should be associated with their socio-ecological diversification, and tend to increase and / or stabilize the productivity of their resources, their profitability, maintain the ecological and cultural inte...

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Call for Proposals 2017 · ATN/RF-16681-RG

More Rice with Less Emissions and Lower Water Consumption

Family growers (less than 10 hectares) in Colombia, Chile and Peru, whose livelihoods are based on rice production currently face a variety of challenges, one of the most pressing is the increase in climate variability and the consequent decrease in water availability during certain stages of the crop. On the other hand, the conventional practice of continuous flooding during cultivation results i...

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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 2016 · FTG/RF-15564-RG

Strengthening Regional Networks on Climate Technologies for the Agricultural Sector in Latin America and the Caribbean

Climate change will affect large areas of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), mainly due to rising temperatures, variations in rainfall intensity and frequency, which will have an effect on productivity and the appearance of new pests and diseases. The most affected would be family farmers, who are the majority. On the other hand, it is estimated that in the next 30 years, the demand for food w...

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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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