Communities in southeastern Paraguay face many development challenges, like job scarcity and outmigration to cities. Entidad Socio Cultural Alo Paraguaiete (ESCAP) trains family farmers in organic agricultural techniques, beekeeping and animal husbandry to improve food security and income, and works to strengthen the capacity of a regional alliance of organizations to advocate for community development. At the IAF, we support community-led solutions to expand economic opportunity in Paraguay. ESCAP’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:|
|Improving food security and income through organic agriculture, animal husbandry, and beekeeping in Natalio and Yatytay||Paraguay||2017 – 2020||$181,050||$439,520||384 individuals||1,300 individuals||agriculture and food security
leadership and education
job skills and enterprise development
natural resource management
Talk about community-led development!
Community partner COFAMIDE surveyed some 120 individuals who lost a loved one who attempted to migrate. The report reveals that these families are at a significant economic disadvantage compared to the rest of the population.