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2020 – PROHMEDA

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Project Description

Coffee farmers in the department of Santa Barbara in western Honduras are increasingly vulnerable to adverse weather events and fluctuating market prices that can result in unpredictable labor markets, income shortages, and food insecurity. At the IAF, we support community-led solutions to expand economic opportunity and improve natural resource management in Honduras that provide productive alternatives to irregular migration. Our grantee partner, Protección Hondureña del Medio Ambiente (PROHMEDA), helps farmers boost their incomes and food security by encouraging them to diversify their crops, adopt sustainable agriculture practices, and better connect with markets. PROHMEDA’s activities also bolster the community’s efforts to counteract environmental degradation and protect watersheds.

This grant is part of the IAF’s efforts to address the root causes of irregular migration in Central America.

Project Amendments

This amendment provides PROHMEDA an additional $46,000 to respond to the effects of Hurricanes Eta and Iota. PROHMEDA will coordinate with water administration groups to repair infrastructure and provide capital to community savings and loan organizations to make small loans primarily for housing repairs. It will expand agricultural production to ensure food security and reforest eroded hillsides to boost resilience to landslides and other natural disasters. As part of the amendment, PROHMEDA is mobilizing an additional $28,000 in counterpart resources to the grant agreement.  This grant is part of the IAF’s broader Eta/Iota response strategy.  Original blurb from website: Coffee farmers in the department of Santa Barbara in western Honduras are increasingly vulnerable to adverse weather events and fluctuating market prices that can result in unpredictable labor markets, income shortages, and food insecurity. At the IAF, we support community-led solutions to expand economic opportunity and improve natural resource management in Honduras that provide productive alternatives to irregular migration. Our grantee partner, Protección Hondureña del Medio Ambiente (PROHMEDA), helps farmers boost their incomes and food security by encouraging them to diversify their crops, adopt sustainable agriculture practices, and better connect with markets. PROHMEDA’s activities also bolster the community’s efforts to counteract environmental degradation and protect watersheds.  This grant is part of the IAF’s efforts to address the root causes of irregular migration in Central America.  

Organización No Gubernamental Protección Hondureña del Medio Ambiente*
Project: Location: Years active: IAF grant funding: Counterpart commitment: Direct beneficiaries: Indirect beneficiaries: Program areas:
Supporting Food Security Strategies for families in Santa Barbara, Honduras Honduras 2020 – 2023 $312,000 $179,450 1,100 individuals 12,000 individuals sustainable agriculture and food security
enterprise development and job skills

*includes amendment data

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