Smallholder farmers in the Chapada Diamantina region of Bahia, Brazil need more sustainable agroecological practices to support their organic coffee crops. Cooperativa de Produtores Orgânicos e Biodinâmicos da Chapada Diamantina (COOPERBIO) works with member-farmers to improve production, processing and marketing methods and increase crop diversity with local fruit trees. At the IAF, we support community-led solutions to expand economic opportunity in Brazil. Cooperbio’s activities encourage small business growth, local entrepreneurship and market development to ensure meaningful opportunities for communities to thrive.
|Project:||Location:||Years active:||IAF grant funding:||Counterpart commitment:||Direct beneficiaries:||Indirect beneficiaries:||Program areas:|
|Implementation of processing unit and improvement of organic coffee production in the Chapada Diamantina||Brazil||2015 – 2018||$223,200||$177,300||260 individuals||2,000 individuals||agriculture and food security
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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 ›