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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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 ›