Afro-Colombian communities living in the Medio Atrato region of Chocó and Antioquia rely on agriculture and agro-forestry for their food needs and livelihoods, yet often lack basic inputs and technical skills necessary to fully develop their collective lands. The IAF supports community-led solutions to increasing economic inclusion and opportunities through sustainable agriculture and natural resource management practices. Our grantee partner, Asociación De Productores Del Medio Atrato (ASPRODEMA), strengthens four value chains that are vital to farming communities along Colombia?s Pacific coast: rice, peach palm, plantain, and sugar cane. ASPRODEMA also supports community-based businesses and marketing of value-added products like sugar cane syrup and plantain flour to promote food security and economic self-sufficiency.
|Project:||Location:||Years active:||IAF grant funding:||Counterpart commitment:||Direct beneficiaries:||Indirect beneficiaries:||Program areas:|
|Pilot project to strengthen agricultural production and processing as strategies for income generation and poverty reduction in Chocó and Antioquia||Colombia||2019 – 2021||$221,765||$278,485||4,800 individuals||11,200 individuals||agriculture and food security
natural resource management