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2016 – CEPAGRO

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Project Description

Smallholder farmers in Latin America can benefit from adopting an approach to food production that considers the environmental, social, and economic impacts on communities and contributes to food security. At the IAF, we support community-led solutions to expand economic opportunity in Brazil. Our Cooperator Centro de Estudos e Promoção da Agricultura de Grupo (CEPAGRO) works with grantee partners throughout Latin America to develop a collaborative network of farmers and a learning platform to share training opportunities and best practices in sustainable agriculture. CEPAGRO is also supporting the organic production and waste management activities of smallholder farmers, indigenous, Afro-Brazilian communities, and Venezuelan migrants in Santa Catarina, Brazil; and promoting recovery and resilience to COVID-19 in urban and rural areas.

Project Amendments

This amendment provides CEPAGRO with an additional 24 months and $241,197 to carry out a regional pilot with approximately six other IAF grantee partners, in conjunction with the University of British Columbia, to adapt and test a sustainable agriculture management tool and develop a set of indicators to measure its effectiveness. CEPAGRO will also work with Venezuelan migrants by establishing emergency security food networks in urban and rural communities in an effort to mitigate the impacts of COVID 19. As part of the amendment, CEPAGRO is mobilizing an additional $170,133 in counterpart resources to the grant agreement.

This amendment provides CEPAGRO with an additional 18 months and $172,609 to evaluate lessons learned and best practices from smallholder farmers throughout Latin America who are applying sustainable agricultural techniques. CEPAGRO will develop a framework to measure, collect, and analyze data, as well as share its findings with agricultural practitioners across the region. This information will enable IAF grantee partners to better evaluate their projects and maximize the impact of future work. As part of the amendment, CEPAGRO is mobilizing an additional $131,753 in counterpart resources to the grant agreement.

Centro de Estudos e Promoção da Agricultura de Grupo*
Project: Location: Years active: IAF grant funding: Counterpart commitment: Direct beneficiaries: Indirect beneficiaries: Program areas:
Knowledge in Practice: sharing agroecological knowledge throughout Latin America Brazil 2016 – 2023 $779,806 $668,286 1,000 individuals 40,000 individuals sustainable agriculture and food security
leadership and education

*Includes amendment data

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