Cacao producing families in northwestern Panama live in extreme poverty and are plagued by food insecurity. Asociación de Profesionales y Técnicos Ngäbe-Buglé de Bocas del Toro (APROTENG-B) works with the Cooperativa de Servicios Multiples Ngäbe-Cémaco, R.L. and its members to improve cacao production, diversify agricultural production, and increase family income through workshops, farmer-to-farmer exchanges, and youth training. At the IAF, we support community-led solutions to enhance economic opportunity in Panama. APROTENG-B’s activities support smallholder agriculture and food security to ensure meaningful opportunities for communities to thrive.
|Project:||Location:||Years active:||IAF grant funding:||Counterpart commitment:||Direct beneficiaries:||Indirect beneficiaries:||Program areas:|
|Improving livelihoods through the production and marketing of cacao in the province of Bocas de Toro||Panama||2018 – 2021||$201,600||$190,550||64 individuals||385 individuals||agriculture and food security
leadership and education
job skills and enterprise development
natural resource management
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On June 30, 2019, we joined the National Museum of African American History and Culture for an event with storytellers and scholars from the United States and Latin America.