Fishers in Araguacema and Couto de Magalhães face challenges created by unreliable food supply, limited conservation practices, and inconsistent income. Cooperativa de Trabalho, Prestação de Serviços, Assistência Técnica e Extensão Rural (COOPTER) works to establish cooperation agreements to facilitate lake fishing, develop resource management plans for pirarucu (arapaima gigas) stocks and improve processing methods and income-generation opportunities. At the IAF, we support community-led solutions to expand economic opportunity in Brazil. COOPTER’s activities bolster efforts to counteract environmental degradation and protect the natural resources that communities depend on.
|Project:||Location:||Years active:||IAF grant funding:||Counterpart commitment:||Direct beneficiaries:||Indirect beneficiaries:||Program areas:|
|Fishing Agreements in Tocantins||Brazil||2013 – 2018||$317,220||$397,675||500 individuals||1,200 individuals||leadership and education
job skills and enterprise development
natural resource management
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In celebration of International Women’s Day the Mexican Embassy on March 7 invited an Inter-American Foundation (IAF) grantee partner to talk about leadership and women making a difference in Guatemala. Alicia Lopez, an indigenous Awakateka and executive director of Asociación Política de Mujeres Mayas Moloj (MOLOJ), spoke of how youth Read more ›