Active grantees: 3
IAF commitment: $681,210
Counterpart value: $461,960
Total investment: $1,143,170
Areas of emphasis: Agriculture/food production (organic), access to water, education/training, the environment, handicrafts, inclusion of indigenous people and women.
The Asociación Nacional para la Conservación de la Naturaleza (ANCON) will use its supplement to enable micro and small enterprises in eight communities in or near the Punto Patiño Reserve to form a regional organization. The work will benefit 300 entrepreneurs directly and 3,000 other area residents indirectly.
Fundación de Organizaciones Campesinas e Indígenas de Veraguas (FOCIV) will train the members of three grassroots organizations in Veraguas in agroecological practices that improve their food supply and in the skills necessary to negotiate to obtain government services. It will also help the organizations with filing to become legally constituted. The work is expected to benefit 546 Panamanians directly and 1,694 indirectly.
Asociación para el Desarrollo Integral Comunitario (ADICO) will work with smallholder farming families in and around Cerro Pelado, Veraguas, Panama to strengthen their organization and increase community engagement. It will also promote ecologically sound methods for cultivating coffee, bananas, tubers, rice, and diverse vegetables for family consumption and to sell in local and regional markets to improve household incomes. The project will directly benefit 160 individuals and indirectly benefit 188 more.