Rural areas of southern Ecuador often have few sources of income and many people, particularly young people, choose to migrate to urban areas and other countries in search of jobs. At the IAF, we support community-led approaches to expand economic opportunity. Our grantee partner, Asociación de Desarrollo Agropecuario Familiar de Güel (ADAF), is dedicated to helping individuals and families make a living in their community through sustainable agricultural production. ADAF trains local farmers in different organic production techniques and connects them to markets in the community and beyond. By supporting small-scale agriculture and increasing food security, ADAF helps provide healthy food choices, as well as alternatives to migration for its members.
|Project:||Location:||Years active:||IAF grant funding:||Counterpart commitment:||Direct beneficiaries:||Indirect beneficiaries:||Program areas:|
|Production and marketing family agriculture using an agroecological approach||Ecuador||2019 – 2021||$50,000||$57,352||200 individuals||500 individuals||agriculture and food security
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job skills and enterprise development
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