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.
Senior agriculture and environment officials from Argentina, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Mexico, Paraguay and Peru took part in a dialogue within the framework of the COP 20 aimed at developing an agenda for intersectoral work.
The Director General of IICA will be participating in the Global Landscapes Forum 2014, an event dealing with forest conservation, agriculture, energy and climate change.