Code:
ATN/KK-15446-RG
Initiative:
Knowledge Management
Other agencies:
USD 100.000
Counterpart Amount:
USD 60.000
Execution time
12 Months
Total Amount:
USD 160.000
Participating countries:
United States United States
Funding source:
Other agencies 63% Counterpart Amount 38%

Executive Summary

The Regional Fund for Agricultural Technology (FONTAGRO) is a unique mechanism to promote collaboration for the innovation of family farming. It was created in 1998 by 15 countries with the sponsorship of the IDB. Through the years FONTAGRO has supported more than 160 projects and initiatives in the region, for a total of over US$120 million. In order to promote the use of knowledge products generated by FONTAGRO projects and its partners, FONTAGRO and its affiliated entities need to improve their knowledge management abilities. To that effect, innovative information and communication channels and activities will play an important function to reach targeted audiences. This combo of IT infrastructure and outreach activities is crucial for (a) the transition from an applied research knowledge product to actual application within the agricultural production function, and (b) the visibility of outputs and outcomes to strategic partners, policymakers and the research community.

Results

  • Enhance FONTAGRO’s institutional image.
  • Increase visibility of research results and foster an innovation-enabling environment for its use by relevant stakeholders.
  • Strengthen knowledge management capacities and communications skills of researchers involved in FONTAGRO’s projects.

Beneficiaries

Member Countries of the Regional Fund for Agricultural Technology (FONTAGRO).

Sustainable Development Goals

Partnerships for the goals

Main donors

Participating Organizations

Executor
  • FONTAGRO
Associated
  • BID

Graphics and data

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

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