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. The funds sponsors include: 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.