The IAF, Fairtrade International, and the Latin American and Caribbean Network of Fair Trade Small Producers and Workers (CLAC) are partnering to boost income and food security for small-scale farmers in Latin America and the Caribbean.
The IAF has joined a new initiative under the U.S.-Caribbean 2020 framework to strengthen the region's capacities to thrive in the face of natural disasters.
Our community partner Guakia Ambiente recently won the People's Choice Award for Energy Supply in Climate CoLab's Climate Contests.
Looking for a good cup o’ joe? Three of our grantee partners recently received awards from the Small Producers’ Symbol (Símbolo de Pequeños Productores, SPP) at the 2017 Global Specialty Coffee Expo. The award ceremony took place in Seattle, Washington in April. Guatemalan farming cooperative Asociación Barillense de Agricultores (ASOBAGRI) won the Traders’ Choice award. The organization of farmers Finca Triunfo Verde (FTV) in Mexico won the award for Original Flavor. The prize for Best Pioneer went to another grantee partner from Mexico, Unión de Productores Orgánicos Beneficio Majomut (Majomut or in Tsotsil “Place of Birds”). According to to the Read more ›
We here at the IAF would like to take a moment to congratulate a grantee partner named among the top 500 best development projects in Latin America! The IAF-sponsored Cooperativa de Producción y Servicios Especiales de los Productores de Camélidos Andinos (COOPECAN) qualified in two categories of the Premios Latinoamérica Verde 2017, or Green Latin Americas Prizes. The Latin American Green Awards is an annual contest that recognizes the efforts of businesses and civil society organizations to advance sustainable development initiatives in categories like water and other natural resources preservation, social inclusion, energy and others. This year more than 2,500 Read more ›
Just in time for World Environment Day on June 5, Inter-American Foundation grantee partner Guakía Ambiente received the National Energy Globe Award 2017 for its efforts to bring clean energy to low-income communities on Hispaniola Island. The internationally renowned Energy Globe environmental prizes were established in 1999 with the sponsorship of UNESCO and in cooperation with UNEP. The regional, national and global awards distinguish energy projects that conserve natural resources and utilize renewable or emission-free sources. This year more than 2,000 projects from more than 170 countries took part. In naming Guakía Ambiente the winner for the Dominican Republic, contest Read more ›
Community partner COFAMIDE surveyed some 120 individuals who lost a loved one who attempted to migrate. The report reveals that these families are at a significant economic disadvantage compared to the rest of the population.
We are saddened to hear news of the passing of Lorenzo Servitje, founder of Bimbo Bakeries in Mexico and longtime collaborator with the Inter-American Foundation (IAF). The very first grant we awarded in Mexico went to support an organization that Servitje founded as Fundación Mexicana para el Desarrollo (Mexican Development Foundation, FMD). The organization formed as part of a trend in corporate social responsibility led by philanthropic businessmen such as Servitje who sought to better the lives of the “have-nots” by providing access to credit and the ability to organize cooperatives among farming communities. Our first published report of IAF Read more ›