After El Salvador’s civil war, the government resettled many communities in a region that was subsequently established as the Xiriualtique-Jiquilisco Biosphere Reserve, known for its biodiversity, but vulnerable to environmental shocks and isolated from basic services. At the IAF, we support community-led solutions to improve food security and expand economic opportunity in El Salvador. Our grantee partner, la Asociación Local Mangle para la Mitigación de Desastres y el Desarrollo en el Bajo Lempa-Bahía de Jiquilisco (Mangle), is working with resettled farmers from 14 communities to train them in organic agricultural methods to adapt to the challenges of farming sustainably in the reserve and foster entrepreneurship opportunities for women and youth.
This grant is part of the IAF’s efforts to address the root causes of irregular migration in Central America.
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|Developing organic agricultural practices and entrepreneurship to promote economic opportunities for women and youth as key components of a sustainable local development strategy in the Reserva de Biosfera Xiriualtique-Jiquilisco||El Salvador||2020 – 2023||$352,000||$311,531||440 individuals||5100 individuals||civic engagement and human rights|
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