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2018 – ASOKAPE

By |2018-09-04T11:37:59-04:00August 21, 2018| |

Project Description

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.

Asociación Civil de Pequeños y Medianos Agricultores del Kape
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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