Agroecological production and commercialization In San Lucas Tolimán, sololá
Agroecological production and commercialization In San Lucas Tolimán, sololá
OBJECTIVES
To promote organic coffee production under natural shade and family organic orchards on the watershed of the Atitlán Lake Multiple Use Protected Area.
This project will give follow-up to ongoing activities to diminish the use of agrochemicals and their environmental impact on the Lake Atitlán protected area and at the same time conserve natural forest used as shade for the coffee plantation.
The inclusion of the family organic orchards will provide options for agrobiodiversity rescue of several species that have local commercial importance and potential.
The organization have mobilized resources from Oxfam-Australia, World Neighbors and governmental solidarity funds to build a coffee factory that will allow a significative improvement on local small coffee producers market access and revenues.
 
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Project Snapshot

Grantee:
Asociación IJA'TZ
Country:
Guatemala
Area Of Work:
International Waters
Grant Amount:
US$ 13,552.00
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 41,666.66
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 32,058.21
Project Number:
PPS-03-99
Status:
Satisfactorily Completed

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Project Characteristics and Results
Significant Participation of Indigenous Peoples
All participants are of caqchikel ethnic group.
Notable Community Participation
Outstanding. This project allows the active participation of 64 households in San Lucas Tolimán, Sololá. Given a total participation of approx. 320 persons. 30% of them women.
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SGP Country office contact

Ms. Caroll Dardon
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Ms Angela García
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Lizbeth Oliva Barrera
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Ms Gabriela Estrada
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Address

5a. Avenida 5-55 zona 14, Edificio Europlaza, Torre IV, Nivel 10
Guatemala, 01014