Joint proyects
USD 86.242
Counterpart Amount:
Execution time
54 Months
Total Amount:
USD 139.318
Participating countries:
United States United States Argentina Argentina Bolivia Bolivia Brazil Brazil Chile Chile Colombia Colombia Costa Rica Costa Rica Dominican Republic Dominican Republic Ecuador Ecuador Honduras Honduras Mexico Mexico New Zeland New Zeland Nicaragua Nicaragua Panama Panama Paraguay Paraguay Peru Peru Spain Spain Uruguay Uruguay Venezuela Venezuela
Funding source:
FONTAGRO Amount 62% Other agencies 38% Counterpart Amount 0%

Executive Summary

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.

  1. The first, Coordination Committee and network meetings, aimed to coordinate, review progress and plan initiatives. Plenary meeting of members was organized every 18 months to share research results, and coordinate activities, to achieve efficiency.
  2. The second component consisted of the development of a web page to share information and knowledge on livestock and climate change.
  3. Finally, the third component was aimed at building research capacity on the measurement of GHG emissions and on livestock systems research and modelling among the participating countries. Before the start of the projects, two workshops were conducted to train researchers. At least two professionals per institution were trained on pastures, livestock production systems, and measurement of GHG emissions. Furthermore, funding was provided for several graduate students from the various institutions participating in the consortia.

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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.

This project consisted of 3 components as follows: Coordination Committee and network meetings, Web-page development, and Capacity Building. Every 1.5 years, plenary meetings took place to coordinate activities among institutions of Latin America and the Caribbean for pastures and livestock production and the measurement of GHG emissions. This resulted in mutual support in the region obtained for the conduction of initiatives on livestock and climate change. The web page helped to exchange information about pastures and livestock production and the measurement of GHG emissions among the institutions. At least 8 institutions were able to establish capacities for GHG emissions measurements and cost-benefit modelling. Furthermore, at least 8 graduate students conducted their studies on pastures and livestock production and GHG emissions measurement.


About 64 participants (ministries of agriculture and environment, farmers, and researchers) from 20 countries trained in sustainable intensification of livestock production. 

  • At least 450 people (scientists, professionals, policymakers, farmer associations, and entrepreneurs) from 25 countries linked by a platform. 
  • 30 scientists from 14 countries trained on research methods for sustainable livestock systems 
  • 6 graduate-level theses

Sustainable Development Goals

No poverty Zero Hunger Good health and well-being Sustainable cities and communities Responsible consumption and production Climate action

Main donors

Participating Organizations

  • Centro Agronómico Tropical de Investigación y Enseñanza (CATIE) - Costa Rica
  • International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) - Colombia
  • CIPAV - Colombia
  • Corporación Colombiana de Investigación Agropecuaria (CORPOICA) - Colombia
  • Dirección de Ciencia y Tecnología Agropecuaria (DICTA) - Honduras
  • Empresa Brasileña de Investigación Agropecuaria (EMBRAPA) - Brasil
  • Instituto Dominicano de Investigaciones Agropecuarias y Forestales (IDIAF) - República Dominicana
  • Instituto de Innovación Agropecuaria de Panamá (IDIAP) - Panamá
  • Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Agrícolas (INIA) - Venezuela
  • Instituto de Investigaciones Agropecuarias (INIA) - Chile
  • Instituto Nacional de Investigación y Tecnología Agraria y Alimentaria (INIA) - España
  • Instituto Nacional de Innovación Agraria (INIA) - Perú
  • Instituto Nacional de Investigación Agropecuaria (INIA) - Uruguay
  • Instituto Nacional de Innovación Agropecuaria y Forestal (INIAF) - Bolivia
  • Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Agropecuarias (INIAP) - Ecuador
  • INIFAP - México
  • Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria (INTA) - Argentina
  • Instituto Nacional de Innovación y Transferencia en Tecnología Agropecuaria (INTA) - Costa Rica
  • Instituto Nicaragüense de Tecnología Agropecuaria (INTA) - Nicaragua
  • Instituto Paraguayo de Tecnología Agraria (IPTA) - Paraguay
  • Programa Cooperativo para el Desarrollo Tecnológico Agroalimentario y Agroindustrial del Cono Sur (PROCISUR) - Uruguay
  • Universidad Nacional de Colombia (UNAL) - Colombia
  • Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina (UNALM) - Perú
  • Ministry for Primary Industries NZ
  • Instituto Interamericano de Cooperación para la Agricultura (IICA) - Costa Rica
  • Global Research Alliance (GRA) - Nueva Zelanda

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Financing by country (in USD)
FONTAGRO Amount Other agencies Counterpart Amount

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With the support of
Fondo Coreano de Alianza para el Conocimiento en Tecnología e Innovación (KPK)