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    FONTAGRO held a meeting in Lima to discuss the progress of agricultural innovation in Latin America and the Caribbean

    Marta Alfaro, PhD, from Chile’s INIA, presents progress made on the integrated adaptation-mitigation strategy for livestock systems in Latin America

    (Lima, June 23, 2016) From June 20 to 23, the 11th Workshop on Technical Monitoring of FONTAGRO Projects was held in Lima, Peru. FONTAGRO is a cooperation mechanism for the innovation of family farming in Latin America and the Caribbean. Representatives from 17 countries attended the workshop: Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Spain, Uruguay, and Venezuela.

    FONTAGRO Renews its Administration Agreement with the IDB

    Planting rice in an experimental station in Panama

    (Washington, D.C., June 8, 2016) The Board of Executive Directors of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved the renewal of the administration agreement signed with FONTAGRO for a three-year period, until June 30, 2019.

    FONTAGRO Announces Its 2016 Call for Proposals for Innovation Projects to Improve Value Chains and Market Access for Family Farming

    PHOTO: Courtesy of INIAP Ecuador.

    The Call for Proposals will finance up to $1.6 million in projects to support technological, organizational, or institutional innovations to improve family farming income.

    (Washington, D.C., April 15, 2016) Today FONTAGRO announced the launch of its 2016 Call for Proposals for the submittal of projects on “Innovations to improve family farming through value chains that facilitate market access.”

    FONTAGRO Announces Winning Cases in the Contest for Innovative Cases of Family Farming Adaptation to Climate Change

    Winners Contest 2015
    ETraining event for adapting to climate change in the Peruvian Altiplano

    Social Technologies, an ingenious irrigation method, recovering genetic material from native criollo goats in Patagonia, family involvement in fish farming, and empowering women are some of the specific innovations identified by the cases that have enabled adaptation to climate change.

    FONTAGRO launched its 2016 Photo Contest

    The contest seeks to show family farming in the Latin American, Caribbean, and Spanish region, through an original lens. Opening date: February 18, 2016. Closing date: March 31, 2016.

    (Washington, D.C., February 12, 2016) Today FONTAGRO launched its 2016 Photo Contest on the topic: “In a new light: Family Farming in Latin American, the Caribbean, and Spain.”

    Prizes will be awarded for original photographs in different categories, namely:

    Capacity Building: Grow More with Less: Adaptation, Validation and Promotion of SRI in the Americas as a Response to Climate Change

    Promotion of SRI in the Americas
    Promotion of SRI in the Americas

    Launch of Project: Grow More with Less: Adaptation, Validation and Promotion of SRI in the Americas as a Response to Climate Change

    IICA - VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NO. 05/2016

    Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture- IICA

    VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NO. 05/2016

    International Project Management Specialist

     

    FONTAGRO Announces Short-listed Cases in the Contest for Innovative Cases of Family Farming Adaptation to Climate Change

    Innovative Cases of Family Farming Adaptation to Climate Change

     

    The contest will award up to $15,000 to cases that provide innovative practices with demonstrable impact on agrifood chains.

    Investments in knowledge and innovation lead to concrete solutions to counter the effects of climate change in the Caribbean

    Dr. Priscila Henriquez - IICA
    Dr. Priscila Henriquez - IICA

    Within the framework of INVEST CARIBBEAN 2015 conference, Dr. Henríquez emphasized the challenges and opportunities within the agricultural sector in the Caribbean and the need to promote research and capacity development in the region to help small producers.

    FONTAGRO met with Ibero-American organizations in Spain and approved family farming projects for Latin America

    Almeria Board Meeting

    The meeting was held in Almería, in the context of the Fourteenth Ibero-American System Meeting of INIAs (national agricultural research and innovation institutes), during which intensive dairy and horticulture, beekeeping, and knowledge management projects were approved.

     

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