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Family Farming Knowledge Platform


Type of Organization: International Organization
Areas of work: Food and nutrition, Social protection and rural development, Small family farmers
Region: North America
Country: United States of America
FONTAGRO is a unique regional cooperation mechanism that promotes family farming innovation, competitiveness, and food security. Established in 1998, FONTAGRO has fifteen member countries which have contributed with a capital of $100 million. FONTAGRO is sponsored by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA). Its Technical Administrative Secretariat is based at IDB headquarters in Washington, D.C. So far, FONTAGRO has co-financed 135 projects and initiatives in its member countries for an approximate amount of $105 million, including contributions from other sources of funding and executing agencies. Its member countries are Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Spain, Uruguay, and Venezuela.