Many small-scale farmers in southern Ecuador want to increase family income by using environmentally friendly production methods but have neither the knowledge nor the markets to sell their sustainably-grown produce. The Asociación de Pequeños Productores Agroecológicos APAG-FECAOL (FECAOL) promotes environmentally friendly production and marketing through farmer training and the establishment of farmers’ markets. At the IAF, we support community-led solutions to expand economic opportunity in Ecuador. FECAOL’s activities support 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:|
|Strengthening agroecology and food sovereignty along the Ecuadorian coast||Ecuador||2018 – 2021||$145,157||$194,875||860 individuals||2,500 individuals||agriculture and food security
leadership and education
natural resource management
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