Smallholder vegetable farmers face barriers to produce and sell their produce directly to wholesale buyers. Asociación Agropecuaria y Artesanal Para El Desarrollo, El Buen Sembrador (EBS) provides technical assistance to its members to increase the production and sale of peas, broccoli and carrots and to improve operations and encourage women’s participation and leadership within the organization and their communities. At the IAF, we support community-led solutions to expand economic opportunity in Guatemala. EBS’ activities encourage small business growth, local entrepreneurship and market development to 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:|
|Economic and Social Development with Emphasis on Gender Justice, Cultural Identity and Environment i||Guatemala||2013 – 2019||$338,315||$343,108||220 individuals||990 individuals||agriculture and food security
job skills and enterprise development
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