FAO Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean

About the call

The Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa, the Alliance for Soil of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), the Argentinian Association of Direct Seeding, Catholic Relief Services, the Project +Cotton from the International Cooperation of Brazil-FAO, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), through the Family Farming Knowledge Platform, Water Resources Management Team, Family Farming & Agroecology Communities of Practice of Africa and LAC, and the Soil Community of Practice for LAC invites all interested parties working on actions aimed at sustainable soil management to present good practices, innovations and technologies that can be replicated, adapted and scaled up in Latin America, the Caribbean and Africa.


This Call seeks to identify diverse management techniques, innovations and practices that can help accelerate the transition and positive change towards sustainable soil and water management in sustainable and healthy food and forestry systems.

About the applicants and the best practices called for

The Call is aimed at all those interested such as individuals, farmers, trainers, extension agents, technicians, professionals, among others, in actions oriented to sustainable soil and water management, and may belong to public agencies; research centres; international, multilateral and cooperation agencies; non-governmental and civil society organizations; communities and producers' organizations; as well as corporations and private companies, among other actors related to the rural world. Those interested in applying may do so individually or represented by any institution.

This call is part of:

  1. Sustainable soil and water health practices
  2. Co-creation, exchange and diffusion of local innovation for soil and water health
  3. Capacities to improve soil health and water management and farmer autonomy

All applications must be made only in Spanish, English, Portuguese or French.

There are two ways to apply:

a. Online application: through a form available at the following link.

b. Application by mail: by sending the form available here, which should be addressed to the email [email protected] It should be noted that emails sent to accounts other than this one will not be considered in the evaluation process.

In addition to the information on the form, applicants may include a link to a public folder for multimedia content that can clearly illustrate the good practice, as any previous systematization made.

To facilitate this process, FAO provides a format (.doc) to prepare the application before entering it into the online application system, available here.

The 2023 call for applications will be open from Thursday, May 18th at 9:00 a.m., until Thursday, July 23rd at 11:00 p.m., Santiago de Chile time.

Applications received by other means or formats and those sent after the closing date and time will not be accepted. 



Dates - Year 2023

Launching of the call for proposals

May 18th

Opening of the call for proposals

From May 18th to July 23rd

Consultation period

From May 18th to July 09th

Deadline for online application

July 23rd at 11:00 p.m. (Santiago of Chile time)

Evaluation process

July 24th to August 09th

Announcement of results

From the second half of September