The Inter-American Development Bank, Regional Fund for Agricultural Technology, and New Zealand government are collaborating to find ways to mitigate the effects of climate change on agriculture in Latin America and the Caribbean.
The partnership supports the Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases, a global initiative spearheaded by New Zealand and involving 34 countries. It will target Argentina, Chile, Colombia, the Dominican Republic and Uruguay.
Under the agreement signed June 8, Uruguay’s National Institute of Industry and Agriculture will coordinate the project, which will be implemented by a consortium of national research institutions and universities of Latin America with the support of the Programa Cooperativo para el Desarrollo Tecnológico Agroalimentario y Agroindustrial del Cono Sur and the New Zealand Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Research Center.
Aside from developing climate mitigation options that can be adapted to farming conditions, the initiative seeks to improve the national greenhouse gases inventories in the target countries.
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