By |2021-03-03T14:45:49-05:0024 August 2018|

Project Description

Smallholder cacao producers in Peru face a number of challenges to grow and process their crop, earn sufficient income to support their families, invest in their land and create long-term wealth. The Asociación Peruana de Productores de Cacao (APPCACAO) is helping small-scale producers, members of three cooperatives, to raise their income and quality of life by improving their production of fine flavor cacao and strengthening their management and governance practices to ensure greater participation of women and youth. At the IAF, we support community-led solutions to expand economic opportunity in Peru. APPCACAO’s activities support smallholder agriculture and food production to enhance food security and ensure meaningful opportunities for communities to thrive.

Project Amendments

This amendment provides APPCACAO with an additional six months and $65,700 to address issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic, including distributing locally-sourced food and personal protective equipment to members of the three cooperatives and disseminating information on preventing COVID-19. APPCACAO is also supporting member cooperatives in adopting health protocols to reopen their cacao processing centers and combating food insecurity by providing materials and training for gardens and small animal husbandry. As part of the amendment, APPCACAO is mobilizing an additional $17,000 in counterpart resources to the grant agreement.

This amendment is part of the IAF’s Women INvesting in Growth and Security (WINGS) initiative to empower women as business and community leaders.

Asociación Peruana de Productores de Cacao*
Project: Location: Years active: IAF grant funding: Counterpart commitment: Direct beneficiaries: Indirect beneficiaries: Program areas:
Development of fine flavor cacao in organizations of partner producers of APPCACAO with the active participation of women and young people Peru 2018 – 2021 $243,200 $195,200 1,860 individuals 3,900 individuals sustainable agriculture and food security

*Includes amendment data

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