They called on research centers and international funding and cooperation organizations to support national, regional and hemispheric programs that will foster increased productivity across the continent.
To protect agriculture, experts recommend adjusting seeding schedules, using water catchment systems, and planting drought-resistant varieties.
A cross-sectoral project against land degradation caught the attention of a group of Latin American researchers promoting agriculture’s adaptation to climate change.
Dry conditions or an excess of rain in certain parts of the region could pose risks to livestock and the production of staple grains and sugarcane.
Thanks to these and other contributions, FONTAGRO will have USD 5.8 million at its disposal for promoting projects in Latin America and the Caribbean.
At the COP 20 in Peru, IICA’s EEP program and other international organizations gave presentations highlighting the progress made with initiatives for the use of renewable energies in agricultural production.