Management of agroclimatic information, modeling of structures, and sustainability indicators for agriculture in protected environments in LAC

Seed fund
USD 10.000
Counterpart Amount:
USD 8.888
Execution time
6 Months
Total Amount:
USD 18.888
Participating countries:
Colombia Colombia Costa Rica Costa Rica
Funding source:
FONTAGRO Amount 53% Other agencies 0% Counterpart Amount 47%

Executive Summary

The use of technological innovations associated with agriculture in protected environment conditions allows farmers to reconvert and differentiate their open-field production systems into more productive and sustainable systems from socio-economic and environmental points of view.

The aim of this project is to strengthen the capacity of researchers, producers, and technical assistants to monitor environmental conditions and the behavior of crops within the structures of protected conditions. This will enable them to make crop management decisions in real-time, and to have social, economic, and environmental indicators that allow evaluation of the benefits and limitations of protected agriculture systems as a strategy to sustainably intensify production.

The proposed strategy is to promote a space for interaction to share experiences and strengths of different actors in related issues and develop guide documents that serve as a reference in Latin America for i) use of agroclimatic information and its application in modeling and simulation tools used in the design and optimization of structures for horticultural systems of protected agriculture and ii) the economic, social and environmental benefits of agriculture in protected environments.

The technological solution

Show the benefit of using agroclimatic information.


As a result of this seed fund, a methodological guide on information management was prepared, the Protected Horticulture Technical Cooperation, together with the agroclimatic information document.


INTA and Agrosavia Researchers 

Main donors

Participating Organizations

  • Corporación Colombiana de Investigación Agropecuaria (AGROSAVIA) - Colombia
  • Instituto Nacional de Innovación y Transferencia en Tecnología Agropecuaria (INTA) - Costa Rica

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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)