Communities on the northern border between Haiti and the Dominican Republic face challenges in food supply, deforestation and erosion of natural resources. Junta de Asociaciones Campesinas Rafael Fernández Domínguez, Inc. (JACARAFE) provides technical assistance to families and local grassroots organizations to develop skills in agroforestry and conservation practices and to improve agricultural production, food security, and nutrition. At the IAF, we support community-led solutions to expand economic opportunity in the Dominican Republic. JACARAFE’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:|
|Improving the quality of life through the implementation of agro-ecology production, facilitating fo||Dominican Republic||2013 – 2018||$521,337||$295,515||397 individuals||277 individuals||agriculture and food security
job skills and enterprise development
natural resource management
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