Aside from the tourism industry, farmers of African descent along Costa Rica’s Atlantic coast often lack income-generating alternatives. Asociación de Organizaciones del Corredor Biológico Talamanca Caribe (ACBTC) works with these farmers to revive traditional cocoa cultivation and diversify their family farms to increase income and benefits for biodiversity. At the IAF, we support community-led solutions to expand economic opportunity in Costa Rica. ACBTC’s activities promote smallholder agriculture and food production to ensure meaningful opportunities for communities to thrive.
|Project:||Location:||Years active:||IAF grant funding:||Counterpart commitment:||Direct beneficiaries:||Indirect beneficiaries:||Program areas:|
|Afro-descendants developing agro-ecological systems in Talamanca to improve their quality of life and contribute to environmental conservation||Costa Rica||2014 – 2019||$265,670||$297,740||205 individuals||700 individuals||agriculture and food security|
leadership and education
job skills and enterprise development
natural resource management
Talk about community-led development!