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Project Description

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 Amendments

This amendment provides ESCAP with $10,053 to address issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic, including constructing community gardens to support food security among isolated indigenous communities cut off from local markets due to strict quarantine measures. This initiative builds upon ESCAP’s efforts to strengthen ties between indigenous and non-indigenous communities in the region. As part of the amendment, ESCAP is mobilizing an additional $5,942 in counterpart resources to the grant agreement.

Entidad Socio Cultural Alo Paraguaiete*
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 – 2021 $191,103 $274,581 952 individuals 1,300 individuals sustainable agriculture and food security
enterprise development and
job skills

*Includes amendment data

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