Coffee farmers in southern Ecuador face challenges in pest management that threaten their crops and livelihoods. Fundación para Conservación y Desarrollo Colinas Verdes (Colinas Verdes) provides technical assistance to communities to implement an integrated pest management program, to diversify food and cash crops and to encourage young people to work on family farms. At the IAF, we support community-led solutions to expand economic opportunity in Ecuador. Colinas Verdes’ 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:|
|Strengthen Coffee Producers’ Organizational and Technical Capacity to Improve Their Income and Increase Employment Opportunities for Their Children in Southern Loja||Ecuador||2014 – 2018||$299,160||$322,520||720 individuals||3,000 individuals||agriculture and food security
leadership and education
job skills and enterprise development
natural resource management
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