Regional Fora of national agricultural and food research and development institutions and Regional government agencies

Foro de las Américas para la Investigación y Desarrollo Tecnológico Agropecuario

Acronym: FORAGRO
The Forum of the Americas on Research and Technology Development (FORAGRO) is the hemispheric mechanism for discussion of and agreement on research and innovation issues facing the agriculture and agri-food industry in the Americas. FORAGRO aims to include all stakeholders of the Americas agricultural science, technology and innovation system The Executive Committee is the Forum´s guiding body, responsible for moving forward its agenda within the dynamic national, regional and global contexts of agriculture, and it is formed by representatives of public, private and academic IDi providers, civic society, farmers' organizations, women and youth. The Presidency is currently held by the President of the Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria (INTA), Argentina. FORAGRO´s Technical Secretariat is located at the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) headquarters in Costa Rica. Over the years, FORAGRO has evolved to adapt to new global and hemispheric realities and challenges and is currently working to strengthen its stakeholder base as well its linkages with the international agricultural IDi system and the GFAR framework.
Contact person: Amadeo Nicora, President
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Geographic scope: Regional
GFAR Region: Latin America and the Caribbean
Country: Guatemala