Rural producers in communities in the Ocotepeque department face multiple challenges to enter markets and improve income levels such as no access to credit and outdated farming methods. Asociación del Trifinio para el Desarollo Sostenible (ATRIDEST) works with farmers using field schools to apply sustainable production strategies and with local community savings and loan organizations to improve collective marketing and access to credit. At the IAF, we support community-led solutions to expand economic opportunity in Honduras. ATRIDEST’s activities promote smallholder agriculture and market development 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:|
|Strengthening organizational and productive capacities of rural families and marketing of their products in the Valle de Sesecapa, Ocotepeque||Honduras||2017 – 2020||$246,750||$166,675||400 individuals||6,300 individuals||agriculture and food security
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In celebration of International Women’s Day the Mexican Embassy on March 7 invited an Inter-American Foundation (IAF) grantee partner to talk about leadership and women making a difference in Guatemala. Alicia Lopez, an indigenous Awakateka and executive director of Asociación Política de Mujeres Mayas Moloj (MOLOJ), spoke of how youth Read more ›