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Regional Fund for Agricultural Technology (FONTAGRO)

Regional Fund for Agriculture Technology (FONTAGRO) is a unique cooperation mechanism among Latin America and Caribbean countries and Spain that promotes innovation in family farming, competitiveness, and food security. Established in 1998, FONTAGRO has 15 member countries, which have contributed with a capital that has reached USD 100 Million. Our sponsors are: The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), which provides legal, administrative, and technical support; and the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), which provides technical and strategic support. FONTAGRO's 2015-2020 medium-term plan priorities include research and innovation through support for projects and initiatives. 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.

Support provider 
Inter-American Development Bank (IADB), the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), and 15 countries (i.e. Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Spain, Uruguay, Venezuela).
Purpose of support 
Project and program implementation
Steps to access  

Funds can be accessed during the call for proposals, available here.

Climate objective 
Adaptation, Mitigation, Cross-cutting
Sectors and themes 
Agriculture, Poverty
Type of support provider 
Multilateral
Type of recipient 
Public entity at the national level, Public entity at the sub-national level, Public entity at the regional level, Private sector, International organization
Fund size 

USD 100 Million

Co-financing required 
Yes
Trustee or administrator 
Inter-American Development Bank by mandate of FONTAGRO Board of Directors
Contact information 
https://www.fontagro.org/en/