Corporación de Fomento de la Producción (Corfo), the Chilean government agency in charge of fostering national production and promoting regional economic growth, launched a new technology programme with which they aim to help farmers who farm in extreme conditions.
Specifically, with the purpose of addressing climate change in northern Chile, Corfo announced the call for the new Technological Programme for the Development of Agriculture in Arid Zones, an initiative that seeks to promote the growth and transfer of innovations and technologies that boost this economic sector in the macro-zone comprising the regions of Arica and Parinacota, Antofagasta and Tarapacá.
For the implementation of the plan, it is proposed that the initiatives that apply include a work plan that promotes public-private partnerships between national and international entities. They are also expected to propose a strategy for the development and strengthening of suppliers and technical human capital in these territories.
Corfo is looking for initiatives that integrate, for example, the use of renewable energies; the validation of new crops, soils and substrates under the conditions of the north of the country and the availability and use of water resources from different water sources in this area.
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