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Do You Have a Climate Change or Family Farming Success Story? If So, You Can Win Up to $15,000

By - Jun 25 2015

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FONTAGRO, the Regional Fund for Agricultural Research, launched its second competition for success stories, which seeks to share the successful climate change adaptation experiences of innovative producers and actors in agri-food chains. A unique cooperation mechanism for agricultural innovation in Latin America and the Caribbean, FONTAGRO seeks to document these cases and identify the factors that contribute to their success.

Running through July 16, 2015, the contest will prioritize innovations developed and adopted by family farmers. Such innovations can include resilient systems, new technologies, management of water and soils, or other methods which have helped increase production efficiency and reduce vulnerability to climate change.

These innovations must directly involve family farmers, small processors, or traders, and should be related to any aspect of the food chain. The experience must have generated a demonstrable impact, must be replicable, and must have the potential to be used in regions around the world. The contest is open to participants from all countries in Latin America and the Caribbean and Spain.

Cases must be submitted online by a project member, and can be submitted within one of four categories: producer associations and NGOs, private companies, national research organizations and international organizations. Eligible cases will be evaluated by a panel of external judges and winners will be informed in November 2015 via email and announced on FONTAGRO’s website.

Winners, of which there will be one per category, will receive a prize of $5,000 to be distributed among project members, as well as $10,000 to strengthen the capacity of winning institutions. In addition, winners from each category will awarded in a ceremony to be held in Washington DC in 2016.

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For more information on the contest, click here.
A book based on the 2012 Successful Cases Contest is available in English and Spanish here.

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