Inadequate farming practices, small landholdings, poor access to markets, and lack of capital hinder the ability of small-scale producers in Peru’s Amazonian region to earn enough to lift themselves and their families out of poverty. At the IAF, we support community-led approaches to expanding economic opportunity, including through sustainable agriculture. Our grantee partner, Asociación de Productores Agropecuarios Santo Tomás (APASAT), is an association of small-scale dairy producers that is expanding and improving its dairy processing plant in Luya to increase sales of milk, cheese, yogurt, and dulce de leche and reach larger, formal markets. These strategic investments increase producers’ incomes and enhance the sustainability of small-scale producers in the region.
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|Expansion of the milk processing plant for the production of dairy products from the Association of Agricultural Producers Santo Tomás, Luya province, Amazonas region||Peru||2019 – 2022||$160,000||$166,620||50 individuals||225 individuals||agriculture and food security
job skills and enterprise development