Q’eqchi’ families in southern Petén face shortage of food supplies and lack of income generating opportunities. Coordinadora de Asociaciones Campesinas Agropecuarias de Petén (COACAP) provides technical assistance to families to develop skills in crop diversification. At the IAF, we support community-led solutions to expand economic opportunity in Guatemala. COACAP’s activities promote 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:|
|Crop diversification to improve livelihoods in six Q’eqchi’ communities in southern Petén||Guatemala||2014 – 2018||$161,210||$77,062||100 individuals||agriculture and food security|
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