FONTAGRO launched a call for proposals for its second success stories contest, which seeks to disseminate successful experiences in climate change adaptation of other innovative producers and actors along the agri-food chains by documenting these cases and identifying their factors of success.
The contest will be open until September 24, 2015 and will prioritize cases of innovations developed and adopted by family farmers such as resilient systems, new technologies, management of water and soils, which have helped to increase production efficiency and reduce vulnerability to climate change.
Participant 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, be replicable and have the potential to be used in other regions of the world. The contest is opened to participants from all countries with a successful innovation in Latin America, the Caribbean and Spain.
Cases must be submitted online by a member of the project and can enter into 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. Winners will be informed in November 2015 via email and announced in FONTAGRO’s website. www.fontagro.org.
The winners (one per category) will receive US$5,000 in prizes to be distributed among the case members and US$10,000 to strengthen the institutional capacity of the winning institutions. In addition, the winner of each category will be presented by the leader in an awards ceremony, to be held in Washington DC in 2016.
For more information on the contest, visit the following link: http://www.fontagro.org/concursos/casosexito.
A book based on the 2012 Successful Cases Contest is available in English and Spanish (PDF) on the FONTAGRO institutional website: www.fontagro.org/publicaciones.