Smallholder farmers in El Salvador face a number of challenges to grow and process their crops, secure better nutrition for their families, and access markets to earn income. Centro Salvadoreño de Tecnología Apropiada (CESTA) trains farmers to implement effective agroecological practices and launch rural enterprises to improve livelihoods. At the IAF, we support community-led solutions to expand economic opportunity in El Salvador. CESTA’s activities support smallholder agriculture and food production to enhance food security 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:|
|Agroecology, improved diets and local marketing in San Vicente||El Salvador||2018 – 2021||$343,500||$243,975||500 individuals||4,625 individuals||agriculture and food security|
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