Regional Fund for Agriculture Technology (FONTAGRO)
Organizational profile: FONTAGRO was established in 1998 with the support of the Inter-American Development Bank and the Knowledge Partnership Korea Fund for Technology and Innovation (KPK), the aim of contributing to the sustainable management of natural resources, improving competitiveness, and reducing poverty through the development of technologies and innovations relevant to the society of its member countries. The main strategic themes are technological, organizational, and institutional innovation; adaptation to and mitigation of climate change; sustainable intensification of agriculture and natural resource management; competitive territories and value chains within a framework of equity and sustainability. FONTARO funds projects that contribute to a better understanding of how the innovation process in agriculture promotes an improvement in the availability and nutritional quality of food, and that have the potential for replication to other regions.
Financing Instrument: Grants
Project scale: Maximum amount requested per proposal: US$200,000.
Recipient countries regions/country groups: The FONTAGRO member countries are Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Spain, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Dominican Republic, Uruguay, and Venezuela
Eligibility Criteria: Duration: the execution period for proposals is a maximum of 36 months.
The proposed activities must be carried out in at least two FONTAGRO member countries.
Application guidelines: FONTAGRO uses a digital profile referral system found at https://www.fontagro.org/new/iniciativas/ to accept all applications. There you must register and follow the steps indicated on each screen.