Farming communities in Guatemala’s southern coast face extreme drought conditions that threaten their food sovereignty. Asociación Semilla Nueva (SEN) works with farm families to expand their cultivation of drought-resistant crops and to access municipal government support. At the IAF, we support community-led solutions to expand economic opportunity in Guatemala. ASN’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 the IAF’s efforts to address the root causes of irregular migration in Central America.
|Project:||Location:||Years active:||IAF grant funding:||Counterpart commitment:||Direct beneficiaries:||Indirect beneficiaries:||Program areas:|
|Farmer to Farmer Development and Capacity Building in Retalhuleu and Suchitepéquez||Guatemala||2014 – 2020||$532,200||$1,117,124||12,250 individuals||250 individuals||agriculture and food security
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