Small-scale producers living in the San Martín region of the Peruvian rainforest face high levels of poverty and social exclusion, a fragile ecosystem, and severe land degradation due to deforestation. At the IAF, we support community-led solutions to expand economic opportunity in Peru. Our grantee partner, Amazónicos por la Amazonía (AMPA), works with associations of cacao producers to increase family incomes and protect natural resources by developing an inclusive and scalable business model for converting discarded cacao pulp and husks into high-demand products. AMPA’s activities bolster efforts to counteract deforestation and protect the natural resources that communities depend on.
|Project:||Location:||Years active:||IAF grant funding:||Counterpart commitment:||Direct beneficiaries:||Indirect beneficiaries:||Program areas:|
|Integrate Cacao: integral use of the cacao fruit and forest conservation in the department of San Martín||Peru||2019 – 2022||$182,000||$206,594||108 individuals||2300 individuals||agriculture and food security
leadership and education
job skills and enterprise development
natural resource management