Subsistence farming families in the department of Quiché in northern Guatemala often suffer from food insecurity and lack of economic opportunities, forcing them to search for employment elsewhere. Asociación de Desarrollo Social de Ixcán (ADESI) works with rural communities in the region to provide training on improved agricultural production techniques, enterprise development and marketing. At the IAF, we support community-led solutions to expand economic opportunity in Guatemala. ADESI’s activities promote alternatives to migration by creating economic opportunities and strengthening agricultural resilience and sustainability. 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:|
|Promotion of the rural economy and family agriculture as a path to sustainable development in northern Guatemala||Guatemala||2018 – 2021||$231,878||$147,560||950 individuals||3,000 individuals||agriculture and food security
leadership and education
job skills and enterprise development
natural resource management
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