Farmers in Latin America can benefit from transitioning to an ecological approach to food production that considers the environmental, social and economic impacts to communities and contributes to food security. 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 agroecological best practices. At the IAF, we support community-led solutions to expand economic opportunity in Brazil. CEPAGRO’s activities strengthen grassroots organizations through education and training and build peer-to-peer learning and action networks.
|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 – 2019||$366,000||$366,500||1,000 individuals||40,000 individuals||agriculture and food security
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Two years ago today, Mexico was hit by earthquakes that resulted in the loss of more than 365 lives. The Inter-American Foundation and our partners stepped in to support community foundations and strengthen their local leadership.
Many Mexicans will never forget the moment a 7.1 magnitude earthquake shook the country last year, but they will re build— and become more resilient.