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Project Description

In the western highlands of Guatemala, farmers often face shortages of food supply and degradation of their natural resources. Asociación de Forestería Comunitaria de Guatemala Ut’z Che’ (UTZCHE) encourages sustainable farming practices and natural resource management and works to strengthen the technical capacities of its member community organizations. At the IAF, we support community-led solutions to expand economic opportunity in Guatemala. UTZCHE’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. 

Asociación de Forestería Comunitaria de Guatemala Ut’z Che’
Project: Location: Years active: IAF grant funding: Counterpart commitment: Direct beneficiaries: Indirect beneficiaries: Program areas:
Community-based natural resources management in the western highlands of Guatemala Guatemala 2017 – 2020 $289,070 $167,605 500 individuals 30,000 individuals agriculture and food security
natural resource management

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