Smallholder organic farmers in Paraguay often struggle to obtain technical assistance and access to markets for their products. Asociación Paraguay Orgánico (PY Orgánico) trains a network of small farmers in sustainable organic agriculture techniques and facilitates channels for these farmers to sell their organic products. At the IAF, we support community-led solutions to expand economic development in Paraguay. PY Orgánico’s activities promote smallholder agriculture 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:|
|Organizational strengthening to promote organic agriculture and improve income generation in Paraguay||Paraguay||2017 – 2018||$50,000||$154,510||2,785 individuals||13,925 individuals||agriculture and food security
leadership and education
natural resource management
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We are saddened to hear news of the passing of Lorenzo Servitje, founder of Bimbo Bakeries in Mexico and longtime collaborator with the Inter-American Foundation (IAF). The very first grant we awarded in Mexico went to support an organization that Servitje founded as Fundación Mexicana para el Desarrollo (Mexican Development Read more ›