Rural farming communities in Veraguas face two major challenges: an inadequate food supply and limited access to technical assistance. Fundación de Organizaciones Campesinas e Indígenas de Veraguas (FOCIV) offers technical assistance to community leaders to develop skills in agroecological farming, income generation practices and negotiation. At the IAF, we support community-led solutions to expand economic opportunity in Panama. FOCIV’s activities strengthen grassroots organizations and communities through education and training and build peer-to-peer learning and action networks.
|Project:||Location:||Years active:||IAF grant funding:||Counterpart commitment:||Direct beneficiaries:||Indirect beneficiaries:||Program areas:|
|Strengthening three grassroots groups located in the Veraguas province||Panama||2015 – 2019||$293,920||$121,220||582 individuals||1,762 individuals||agriculture and food security|
leadership and education
natural resource management
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