Smallholder farmers in Paraguay often need technical support and training to help them increase yields while protecting their health and the environment. Asociación de Productores Orgánicos (APRO) provides training to smallholder farmers in organic agricultural techniques and helps them market and sell their organic agricultural products in order to generate income. At the IAF, we support community-led solutions to expand economic opportunity in Paraguay. APRO’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:|
|Consolidation of the marketer ECOAGRO of the Organic Producers Association of Paraguay||Paraguay||2012 – 2019||$565,975||$1,738,169||1,425 individuals||1,820 individuals||agriculture and food security
job skills and enterprise development
natural resource management
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