Small-scale farmers in the state of Tlaxcala face food supply and income-generation challenges because of lack of official support for agroecological farming and weak market linkages. Centro Campesino para el Desarrollo Sustentable, A.C. (CAMPESINO) provides access to working capital, loans and technical assistance to community-based businesses and helps farmers develop skills in conservation and leadership. At the IAF, we support community-led solutions to expand economic opportunity in Mexico. CAMPESINO’s activities promote smallholder agriculture and food production to enhance food security and ensure meaningful opportunities for communities to thrive.
|Project:||Location:||Years active:||IAF grant funding:||Counterpart commitment:||Direct beneficiaries:||Indirect beneficiaries:||Program areas:|
|Strengthening Campesino Leadership to promote micro-enterprises and development projects in Mexico||Mexico||2010 – 2019||$526,688||$644,076||728 individuals||agriculture and food security
natural resource management
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