Sustainable agriculture and food security
At the IAF, we believe that sustainable agriculture and food security are key development factors. Our investment in these areas builds stronger local economies, improves natural resource management, 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 communities in Latin America and the Caribbean.
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Recent News and Stories
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.
Today marks the start of Feed the Future Week, a weeklong event highlighting the progress and potential for the world to end global hunger.
The IAF, Fairtrade International, and the Latin American and Caribbean Network of Fair Trade Small Producers and Workers (CLAC) are partnering to boost income and food security for small-scale farmers in Latin America and the Caribbean.