III Successful Cases of Innovation in Family Agriculture Contest
“Agriculture and Nutrition”
Lessons from family farming and its link to nutrition in Latin America and the Caribbean
December 17, 2020 – 2:00 PM (EST)
Since 2012, FONTAGRO has held the Successful Case Competition to document successful, regionally replicable experiences and their takeaways to contribute to a better understanding of innovation processes in agriculture and promote food availability and nutritional quality.
14:00 PM (EST)
Opening and Welcome Message.
Pedro Bustos Valdivia, President of FONTAGRO.
Presentation of winning cases.
Eugenia Saini, Executive Secretary.
Category I. Farmers’ associations and other private sector organizations working with LAC producers.
Case 1: Sowing food diversity and economic opportunities in the Colombian Paramo.
Margarita Cabal, Legal Representative of Páramo Farms SAS, Colombia.
Category II. National public sector and non-governmental organizations of LAC.
Case 2: Biofortification combats hidden hunger in Panama.
Maica Lorena Barría Castro, AgroNutre Project Manager, IDIAP Panama.
Case 3: Diffusion of the BRS Amélia cultivar in Southern Brazil.
José Luiz Viana de Carvalho, BioFORT Network Research Leader, EMBRAPA, Brazil.
Case 4: BioFORT Platform: A nutritious path to the Guatemalan table.
Julio Antonio Franco Rivera, Coordinator of the Cooperation and Liaison Unit, ICTA, Guatemala.
15:00 PM (EST)
Lloyd Day, Deputy Director General, IICA
Erick Boy, Head of Nutrition Unit, HarvestPlus
Marialia Nuti, Coordinator for Latin America and the Caribbean, HarvestPlus
Arnulfo Gutiérrez, Vice President of FONTAGRO.
PPRODUCERS’ ASSOCIATIONS AND OTHER PRIVATE SECTOR ORGANIZATIONS
NATIONAL PUBLIC SECTOR AND NONGOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS
Maika Lorena Barría Castro, AgroNutre project.
Julio Antonio Franco Rivera, coordinator of the Cooperation and Liaison Unit.
José Luiz Viana de Carvalho, BioFORT Network.
FONTAGRO thanks all those who made possible the III Competition of Successful Cases “Agriculture and Nutrition”.
Especially the small producers participating in these initiatives who with their effort, commitment and persistence achieved innovations for the benefit of the community.
The institutions and campesino organizations for developing, documenting and sharing their experiences and lessons learned.
The researchers and technicians for their unconditional work to achieve more nutritious foods that help us reduce malnutrition.
HarvestPlus for co-sponsoring this initiative.
The competition evaluators.
The sponsors, IDB and IICA, for their continued support.
The members of the FONTAGRO Board of Directors for their collaboration with the holding of the competition.