Women smallholder farmers that produce native fruits in the rural Brazilian Northeast have limited income-generation opportunities because they lack access to more efficient processing techniques. Associação Comunitária do Sítio Lagoa da Coroa (ACSLC-AL) supports women’s participation and provides them with technical assistance to develop new skills in fruit dehydration. At the IAF, we support community-led solutions to expand economic opportunity in Brazil. ACSLC-AL’s activities promote smallholder agriculture and food production to enhance food security and ensure meaningful opportunities for communities to thrive.
|Project:||Location:||Years active:||IAF grant funding:||Counterpart commitment:||Direct beneficiaries:||Indirect beneficiaries:||Program areas:|
|Dried fruits from Estrela de Alagoas||Brazil||2017 – 2019||$50,000||$51,010||50 individuals||250 individuals||agriculture and food security
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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 Read more ›