Small-scale farmers in southwestern Nicaragua struggle to sustain agricultural production and maintain their livelihoods due to water shortages caused by prolonged droughts and an upsurge in extreme weather events in the region. At the IAF, we support community-led solutions that improve food security, promote sustainable agriculture, and expand economic opportunity in Nicaragua. Our grantee partner, Asociación Nochari (Nochari), works with producers to train them in organic production techniques, improve their access to native seeds like yucca and guineo (bananas), and sell their crops collectively in local and regional markets. Nochari is also collaborating closely with communities to address water shortages by building and repairing wells and evaluating low-cost irrigation systems.
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|Improvement in standard of living for campesino families in the department of Granada, Nicaragua||Nicaragua||2019 – 2022||$225,270||$204,570||300 individuals||1500 individuals||agriculture and food security
natural resource management
alternatives to migration