Many small cacao farmers in Nicaragua live in precarious economic conditions and their organizations are often institutionally weak. Cooperativa Multisectorial de Productores Orgánicos De El Rama R. L. (COMPOR) provides training in improving cacao production, strategic planning capacity, accounting standards for the organization, farmer-to-farmer technical assistance, and access to export markets to create income-generating activities in their communities. At the IAF, we support community-led solutions to expand economic empowerment in Nicaragua. COMPOR’s activities will promote sustainable smallholder agriculture and improve food production and ensure meaningful opportunities for communities to thrive.
|Project:||Location:||Years active:||IAF grant funding:||Counterpart commitment:||Direct beneficiaries:||Indirect beneficiaries:||Program areas:|
|Institutional strengthening of COMPOR and development of cacao production in the municipality of Rama in the Autonomous Region of the Caribbean Coast of Nicaragua||Nicaragua||2018 – 2022||$127,000||$667,981||150 individuals||600 individuals||agriculture and food security|
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