Regional platform for the prevention and early detection of quarantine diseases in fruit trees

Seed fund
USD 30.000
Counterpart Amount:
USD 225.396
Execution time
12 Months
Total Amount:
USD 255.396
Participating countries:
Argentina Argentina Chile Chile Ecuador Ecuador Uruguay Uruguay Australia Australia France France Spain Spain
Funding source:
FONTAGRO Amount 12% Other agencies 0% Counterpart Amount 88%

Executive Summary

Pests and diseases cause significant losses in the world food supply, while hundreds of millions of family farmers depend on agriculture to survive. The cultivation of fruit trees is economically very important for the development of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) countries, not only for their nutritional quality, but also because it generates jobs. There are numerous quarantine diseases that threaten fruit tree production in LAC, having caused million dollar losses in other producing regions. Increasing globalization, increased international trade, and climate change are expanding the borders of diseases, facilitating their spread. On the other hand, greater social and market conditions of pesticide use modulate the study of diseases that affect crops and represent a challenge in the design of new control strategies. The generation and application of technologies (AgTech) for the early detection and prevention of diseases in the region, under the slogan of applying good practices with low environmental impact, represents an opportunity to prevent the entry and spread of new diseases, and therefore important yield losses, very high eradication costs and non-tariff export barriers. The objective of this proposal is to create a collaborative network for the prevention and control of quarantine diseases of fruit trees in the region.

The technological solution

International collaborative network for the prevention and detection of quarantine diseases (Fusarium TR4, Sharka, Xyllela and Phytoplasmas) in fruit trees (banana, plum, peach, apple, pear, olive and vine) that enables increased regional technological capacity through the exchange of scientific knowledge and experiences.


Creation of a collaborative network between LAC countries in order to prevent and detect quarantine diseases in fruit trees


Producers, researchers and technicians from the fruit sector in LAC

Sustainable Development Goals

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

Main donors

Participating Organizations

  • Fundación ArgenINTA (ARGENINTA) - Argentina
  • Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria (INTA) - Argentina
  • Instituto de Investigaciones Agropecuarias (INIA) - Chile
  • Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Agropecuarias (INIAP) - Ecuador
  • Instituto Nacional de Investigación Agropecuaria (INIA) - Uruguay
  • Servicio Nacional de Sanidad y Calidad Agroalimentaria (SENASA) - Argentina
  • Ministerio de Agricultura y Ganadería (MAG) - Ecuador
  • Agencia de Control Fito y Zoosanitario (AGROCALIDAD) - Ecuador
  • Dirección General de Servicios Agrícolas MGAP (DGSA) - Uruguay
  • Universidad Nacional de Cuyo (UNCUYO) - Argentina
  • Universidad Nacional de Córdoba (UNC-AR) - Argentina
  • Universidad Católica de Córdoba (UCCOR) - Argentina
  • Universidad Regional Amazónica (IKIAM) - Ecuador
  • Centro de Edafología y Biología Aplicada del Segura (CEBAS-CSIC) - España
  • Universidad de Melbourne (UNIMELB) - Australia
  • Instituto Nacional de Investigación Agronómica (INRA) - Francia
  • Instituto de Desarrollo Rural de Mendoza (IDR) - Argentina
  • Asociación de producción agrícola de la comuna Las Delicias (ASODELICIAS) - Ecuador
  • Asociación artesanal de producción agrícola y pecuaria (UNIPROCAM) - Ecuador
  • Cámara Argentina de Fruticultores Integrados de Patagonia (CAFI) - Argentina
  • Federación Plan Estratégico de Durazno para Industria de Mendoza (FEPEDI) - Argentina
  • Asociación de Cooperativas Vitivinícolas Argentinas de Mendoza (ACOVI) - Argentina
  • Asociación Olivícola de Mendoza (ASOLMEN) - Argentina
  • Asociación Argentina de Ciruela para Industria (ACI) - Argentina
  • Cámara de Comercio, Industria, Agricultura y Turismo de Tunuyán de Mendoza (CCIAT) - Argentina
  • Consejo Profesional de Ingeniería Agronómica de la Provincia de Río Negro (CPIARN) - Argentina
  • Tecnolab S.A. de Buenos Aires (TECNOLAB) - Argentina
  • Bioreba Latin America SRL (BIOREBA) - Argentina
  • Laboratorios Diagnofruit LTDA (DIAGNOFRUIT) - Chile
  • Vivero Guillaume&Valle Verde, San Martín, Mendoza (Guillaume&Valle Verde) - Argentina
  • Vivero Bobafruit, Tunuyán, Mendoza (BOBAFRUIT) - Argentina
  • Vivero Productora SA, San Martín, Mendoza (PRODUCTORA SA) - Argentina

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