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:||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 – 2020||$177,500||$178,200||1,260 individuals||3,900 individuals||agriculture and food security|
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