Smallholder vegetable farmers face barriers to selling their produce directly to wholesale buyers. Asociación de Dirigentes Comunitarios (ASDIC) works to scale up its agricultural enterprise by improving marketability of its mushrooms, peas and sweet peas with official safety and quality certifications. ASDIC also runs a community based junior high school. At the IAF, we support community-led solutions to expand economic opportunity in Guatemala. ASDIC’s activities provide educational opportunities and 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:|
|Improving livelihoods through small holder agriculture in Sololá||Guatemala||2017 – 2020||$295,405||$252,875||480 individuals||1,060 individuals||agriculture and food security
job skills and enterprise development
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