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Project Description

Indigenous communities in Argentina’s northernmost Puna region face challenges like food security and lack of jobs. Asociación de Pequeños Productores Aborígenes de la Puna (APPP) provides technical assistance to small producers to improve their production, processing and marketing of llama meat; encourage the consumption of locally sourced food; and raise awareness of the Kolla culture. At the IAF, we support community-led solutions to expand economic opportunity in Argentina. APPP’s activities encourage small business growth and market development to ensure meaningful opportunities for communities to thrive.

Project Amendments

The economic downturn stemming from the COVID-19 crisis is exacerbating already severe issues of poverty, migration, and food insecurity in Northern Argentina. Our grantee partner APPP has seen a 70% reduction in sales of llama products since the pandemic began. This amendment will enable APPP to cover operational costs through the quarantine and to increase its working capital fund to buy products from its members so they can purchase food and other essentials. These key investments will also help APPP develop new regional and national domestic markets to adapt its business model to the post-COVID-19 world.

Asociación de Pequeños Productores Aborígenes de la Puna*
Project: Location: Years active: IAF grant funding: Counterpart commitment: Direct beneficiaries: Indirect beneficiaries: Program areas:
Strengthening livestock Value of llamas farming system in aboriginal communities of Puna, Jujuy Argentina 2014 – 2021 $320,790 $631,145 965 individuals 2,095 individuals sustainable agriculture and food security
enterprise development and job skills

*includes amendment data

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