Seed fund
USD 30.000
Counterpart Amount:
USD 88.236
Execution time
12 Months
Total Amount:
USD 118.236
Participating countries:
Argentina Argentina Colombia Colombia Costa Rica Costa Rica Dominican Republic Dominican Republic Ecuador Ecuador Panama Panama
Funding source:
FONTAGRO Amount 25% Other agencies 0% Counterpart Amount 75%

Executive Summary

Family farming (FF) systems located in marginal areas are frequently more vulnerable to the negative effects of the climate and its changes. The sustainable intensification (SI) of these systems should be associated with socioecological diversification, and tend to increase and / or stabilize resource productivity, profitability, maintain the ecological and cultural landscape integrity, and increase the adaptive capacity of the socioecosystem to current and future environmental variables. In other words, to increase their socioecological resilience.

The objective of this Seed Fund was to create a platform for the exchange of knowledge on the subject of socioecological resilience to climatic adversities in FF systems; involving public-private, national, regional and international institutions that favor a comprehensive approach to the subject. The platform was led by INTA (Argentina) and made up of institutions from Argentina and Colombia. During the workshop, the possibility of preparing a Consensus Project based on the creation of a broader platform, integrating new public and private institutions, and the national representations of the member countries of FONTAGRO that joined this meeting was analyzed. An additional objective was to strengthen the agro-socioecological diversity of the project for Family Farming conditions in the piedmont and plains of Traslasierra (province of Córdoba), the Puna jujeña (Pozuelos Basin), the Patagonian steppe of Rio Negro (Cerro Alto), and the Andean-Amazon Piedmont of Caquetá (Caquetá Department). The north-central Region of the Dominican Republic (La Vega province), the Andean Region of Ecuador (sub-basin of the Chimbo river, Cantones Guaranda and Chillanes, Bolívar Province) and the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica (Jesús María Basin, Puntarenas Province) will be integrated into the project with self-financed activities that will form the counterpart of the FONTAGRO Consensus Project.

The technological solution

The platform will formulate a proposal for international technical cooperation to evaluate the impact of innovations for the sustainable intensification of family farming in pilot areas with a gradient of contrasting climatic limitations; through an interdisciplinary approach, the co-construction of knowledge and the use of participatory methodological tools.


Workshop Report


Scientists from participating institutions

Sustainable Development Goals

No poverty Zero Hunger Responsible consumption and production Climate action Partnerships for the goals

Main donors

Participating Organizations

  • Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria (INTA) - Argentina
  • CIPAV - Colombia
  • Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Agropecuarias (INIAP) - Ecuador
  • Instituto Dominicano de Investigaciones Agropecuarias y Forestales (IDIAF) - República Dominicana
  • Instituto Nacional de Innovación y Transferencia en Tecnología Agropecuaria (INTA) - Costa Rica
  • Patrimonio Natural Fondo para la Biodiversidad y Áreas Protegidas - Colombia
  • Instituto de Innovación Agropecuaria de Panamá (IDIAP) - Panamá
  • International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) - Colombia
  • Corporación Colombiana de Investigación Agropecuaria (AGROSAVIA) - Colombia

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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)