Agriculture, food security and health matter
At the IAF, we believe that agriculture, food security and health are key development factors. Our investment in these areas builds stronger local economies, improves natural resource management (or management of natural resources), and promotes sustainable local development.
We respond to proposals from grassroots organizations by offering small grants that lead to significant outcomes across Latin America and the Caribbean. Through their development projects, these community partners are able to increase food security, improve livelihoods, provide more opportunities for families to generate income, and increase resilience to environmental challenges. By supporting these projects and strengthening ecological systems, communities are able to utilize natural resources sustainably. They address root causes of migration by reducing push factors and giving community members opportunities to thrive.
Our ultimate goal is to strengthen vibrant, environmentally sound and healthy communities in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Talk about community-led development!
Recent News and Stories
On Sunday, June 30, 2019, we join the National Museum of African American History and Culture for an event with storytellers and scholars from the United States and Latin America.
The IAF has joined a new initiative under the U.S.-Caribbean 2020 framework to strengthen the region's capacities to thrive in the face of natural disasters.