In many parts of Costa Rica, the agrochemicals used in large-scale pineapple production pose challenges to the health of communities and the water they depend upon. Asociación Centro de Derecho Ambiental y de los Recursos Naturales (CEDARENA) educates communities about their environmental rights and the impacts of pineapple production on their health and water sources so they can advocate for healthier communities. At the IAF, we support community-led solutions to strengthen governance in Costa Rica. CEDARENA’s activities bolster efforts to protect the natural resources that communities depend on.
|Project:||Location:||Years active:||IAF grant funding:||Counterpart commitment:||Direct beneficiaries:||Indirect beneficiaries:||Program areas:|
|Improving the quality of life in pineapple producing zones through community oversight||Costa Rica||2016 – 2019||$200,000||$203,100||200 individuals||100,000 individuals||civic engagement|
leadership and education
natural resource management
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Just in time for World Environment Day on June 5, Inter-American Foundation grantee partner Guakía Ambiente received the National Energy Globe Award 2017 for its efforts to bring clean energy to low-income communities on Hispaniola Island. The internationally renowned Energy Globe environmental prizes were established in 1999 with the sponsorship Read more ›