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 the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), not only for its nutritional quality, but also because it is a generator of jobs. There are numerous quarantine diseases that threaten the production of fruit trees in the countries of LAC, which have caused millions in other producing regions. Increasing globalization, increased international trade, and climate change are pushing the borders of disease, facilitating its spread. On the other hand, the greater social and market conditions in the use of pesticides modulate the study of diseases that affect crops and represent a challenge in the design of new strategies for their control. 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 export non-tariff barriers. The objective of the 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 in order to prevent and detect quarantine diseases (Fusarium race T4, Sharka, Xyllela and Phytoplasmas) in fruit trees (banana, plum, peach, apple, pear, olive and vine) that allows increasing technological capacity in the Region by 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 de Investigaciones Agropecuarias (INIA) - Chile
  • Instituto Nacional de Investigación Agropecuaria (INIA) - Uruguay
  • Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Agropecuarias (INIAP) - Ecuador
  • Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria (INTA) - Argentina
  • Universidad Nacional de Córdoba (UNC-AR) - Argentina
  • Servicio Nacional de Sanidad y Calidad Agroalimentaria (SENASA) - Argentina
  • Agencia de Control Fito y Zoosanitario (AGROCALIDAD) - Ecuador
  • Ministerio de Agricultura y Ganadería (MAG) - Ecuador
  • Dirección General de Servicios Agrícolas MGAP (DGSA) - Uruguay
  • Universidad Nacional de Cuyo (UNCUYO) - 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)