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Project Description

Smallholder farmers in Peru struggle to earn sufficient income to support their families and create long-term wealth due to low productivity, insufficient land, and lack of access to credit and technical assistance. At the IAF, we support community-led approaches to expanding economic opportunity, including through sustainable agriculture. Our grantee partner, the Cooperativa Agraria Ecológica y Solidaria Piura (CAES), helps members of 11 agricultural cooperatives in Ayabaca province raise family incomes by increasing the production and quality of their sugarcane fields, improving their processing plants, and training farmers in organic and fair trade certification, which gives them access to larger markets. CAES also contributes to the organizational strengthening of the cooperatives by training women and youth to assume leadership roles.

Project Amendments

This amendment provides CAES with an additional $61,000 to address issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic, including distributing emergency food rations to members and their families and providing locally-sourced personal protective equipment to staff. CAES is also establishing a pilot program to turn a byproduct of brown sugar production into a disinfectant to be used by project participants and supporting members in adopting biosecurity protocols as they resume their economic activities. As a part of the amendment, CAES is mobilizing an additional $3,500 in counterpart resources to the grant agreement.

Corporación Agraria Ecológica y Solidaria Piura*
Project: Location: Years active: IAF grant funding: Counterpart commitment: Direct beneficiaries: Indirect beneficiaries: Program areas:
Strengthening panela production and marketing for small-scale producers in the rural districts of Ayabaca Province Peru 2019 – 2022 $236,500 $175,750 225 individuals 600 individuals sustainable agriculture and food security
job skills and enterprise development

*Includes amendment data

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