Smallholder farmers in El Salvador face a number of challenges to grow and process their crops, assure better nutrition for their families, and access markets. Asociación Cooperativa de Comercialización y Producción Agrícola Compañero Erick (ACOPROERICK) trains and provides technical assistance in organic production of basic grains, fruits and vegetables. At the IAF, we support community-led solutions to expand economic opportunity in El Salvador. ACOPROERICK’s activities support smallholder agriculture and food production to enhance food security, improve farmer’s income and ensure meaningful opportunities for communities to thrive. This grant is part of our broader initiative to support economic prosperity, democracy and governance consistent with the U.S. Strategy for Engagement in Central America.
|Project:||Location:||Years active:||IAF grant funding:||Counterpart commitment:||Direct beneficiaries:||Indirect beneficiaries:||Program areas:|
|Strengthening Production, Productivity, Processing and Marketing of Basic Grains in the department of Usulután||El Salvador||2018 – 2021||$300,200||$210,420||400 individuals||2,080 individuals||agriculture and food security|
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