Small scale coffee producers in Guatemala face challenges in improving production, crop diversification and marketing, leading many to abandon their communities and migrate. The Asociación Civil de Pequeños y Medianos Agricultores del Kape (ASOKAPE) provides members with training and networking opportunities that help increase production and improve leadership and marketing skills. At the IAF, we support community-led solutions to expand economic opportunity in Guatemala. ASOKAPE’s activities strengthen grassroots organizations through education and training and build peer-to-peer learning and action networks. This grant is part of our broader initiative to support economic prosperity and democratic 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:|
|Renovation and diversification of Q’eqchi’ smallholder coffee parcels in Alta Verapaz||Guatemala||2018 – 2021||$128,848||$153,193||100 individuals||3,000 individuals||agriculture and food security
leadership and education
natural resource management
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