New Zealand, Latin America and the Caribbean

Technical cooperation for resilient agriculture

Meat and dairy farming systems are essential for New Zealand, Latin America and the Caribbean.

Learn about the platforms that the Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases (GRA), the Ministry of Primary Industries of New Zealand (MPI) and FONTAGRO use to promote science and innovation for strengthening national system capacities and helping agri-food systems respond efficiently and sustainably to future challenges.

A little history

More than a decade
of collaborative work.

2010

Climate Change and Livestock: Quantification of Methane and Nitrous Oxide Emissions of Grazing Cattle, and Mitigation Options.

  • New Zealand, Uruguay, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic
    Total amount: USD 1,000,000
    Gas measurement in the Southern Cone and Dominican Republic.

2014

Developing competitive livestock production systems with low greenhouse gas emissions in Central America

  • Costa Rica, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama
    Total amount: USD 857,500
    Greenhouse gas emissions in Central America.

Improving animal production systems, with a focus on dairy farming, in a climate change context in the Andean Region

  • Peru, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador
    Total amount: USD 868,000
    Greenhouse gas emissions in the Andean Region.

Livestock and climate change: applied research and knowledge

  • United States, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Spain, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, New Zealand, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Dominican Republic, Uruguay, Venezuela
    Total amount: USD 139,318
    Livestock and climate-change in Latin America and the Caribbean.

2017

Latin American and Caribbean Platform for Sustainable Intensification of Livestock Farming

  • Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Spain, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Dominican Republic, Uruguay, Venezuela
    Regional strategy for climate change adaptation and effect mitigation.

2018

Carbon sequestration opportunities in Latin American and Caribbean soils

  • Uruguay, Argentina, Chile, Costa Rica.
    Total amount: USD 80,000
    Carbon sequestration strategy for Latin America and the Caribbean.

Sustainable legume-based intensification of livestock farming: Latin American and Caribbean cooperation platform

  • Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Dominican Republic, Uruguay
    Total amount: USD 1,794,524
    Legume-based Livestock Farming in Latin America and the Caribbean.

2019

Agtech for climate-smart dairy farming

  • Argentina, Costa Rica, Honduras, Dominican Republic, Uruguay
    Total amount: USD 540,9000
    Dairy farming in the Southern Cone, Central America and the Caribbean.

Innovation for pasture management

  • Uruguay, Argentina, Costa Rica, United States
    Total amount: USD 512,940
    Pasture management in the Southern Cone and Costa Rica.

Cattle productivity in the South American Chaco region

  • Argentina, Bolivia, Paraguay
    Total amount: USD 657,285
    Cattle productivity in the Chaco.

2020

Organic-carbon sequestration in Latin American and Caribbean soils: opportunity identification and quantification of economic and environmental impact

  • Uruguay, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica
    Total amount: USD 1,460,240
    Carbon sequestration in Latin America and the Caribbean.