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Regional Fund for Agricultural Technology

Grants for agricultural research in Latin America and the Caribbean

Principal Office: International

The Regional Fund for Agricultural Technology (Fondo Regional de Tecnología Agropecuaria, FONTAGRO) is a consortium to promote agricultural research and technology in Latin America and the Caribbean.

The Inter-American Development Bank and Inter-American Institute for Cooperation in Agriculture jointly provide legal and administrative support, including the resources of FONTAGRO’s Technical-Administrative Secretariat.

Grant Programs for Agriculture, Energy, Environment, Natural Resources

Research grants. Grant-funded projects in FONTAGRO support research in agricultural productivity, natural resources, innovations in agri-food chains, agricultural competitiveness, agricultural policies, and institutional strengthening. Many projects include aspects of environment and natural resources related to soil, water, climate change, and biodiversity.

Most grants are awarded to national agricultural research organizations of the FONTAGRO countries in collaboration with partners in the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), national universities and research institutes, and others.

FONTAGRO’s ordinary grants normally range from US$100 thousand to US$500 thousand for projects of up to four years.



APPLICATION: FONTAGRO’s website posts announced calls for proposals, terms of reference, application guidelines, selection criteria, application forms, budget forms, and calendar deadlines.

Link to calls for proposals

Geographical Distribution of Grant Activities in Developing Countries

FONTAGRO’s member countries are identified below.

Latin America and Caribbean: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela

Note: Spain is also a member country.

FONTAGRO’s website is available in Spanish. Some parts of the site are available in English.

Member governments contribute payments to FONTAGRO, which is governed by a Board of these members. Additional capital for the Fund is provided through international donors and partners.

Grant seekers are able to consult a list of FONTAGRO’s previous grants. Since its inception in 1998, FONTAGRO has offered grants in most years.

FONTAGRO offers a contact form.