Smallholder farmers in El Salvador face drought and other challenges to securing better nutrition and food security for their families, and thereby help reduce the possibility of migration. Médicos por Derecho a la Salud (MDS) trains families with low-weight children to improve the productivity and diversity of their crops and enhance their diets. At the IAF, we support community-led solutions to expand economic opportunity in Latin America and the Caribbean. MDS’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 a broader IAF initiative focused on supporting 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:|
|Agriculture and Nutrition for Basic Needs in the municipalities of Lislique and Sociedad, La Unión and Morazán departments||El Salvador||2018 – 2021||$182,603||$136,247||213 individuals||1,278 individuals||agriculture and food security|
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