Farming families in eastern Guatemala are extremely vulnerable to drought and food shortage. The Asociación Regional Campesina Ch’ortí (ASORECH) coordinates with families throughout the region to provide them with training on improved agricultural techniques, native seed banks, medicinal plants and small animal husbandry. At the IAF, we support community-led solutions to expand economic opportunity in Guatemala. ASORECH’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 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:|
|Increasing agricultural production for food security in eastern Guatemala||Guatemala||2018 – 2021||$204,683||$172,215||1,250 individuals||5,000 individuals||agriculture and food security
leadership and education
natural resource management inclusion
alternatives to migration
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