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The Global Reach of Community Philanthropy
The Global Reach of Community Philanthropy

By Inter-American Foundation on Comment

A recent global summit in South Africa served as a good reminder of our own institutional history in funding community philanthropy in Latin America.

Photo of the Week: Sustainable Farming With Worms
Photo of the Week: Sustainable Farming With Worms

By Inter-American Foundation on Comment

In El Salvador, vermicomposting is a hands-on activity for Jorge Martín of IAF grantee partner alum Fundación para el Fomento de Empresas de Recolección y Tratamiento Ambiental de los Desechos Sólidos de Ilopango (ABAILOPONGO).

Photo of the Week: Water in Quilombo Santana
Photo of the Week: Water in Quilombo Santana

By Inter-American Foundation on Comment

Quilombo Santana, a community of African descendants who share a common history, heritage and territory, is one of about 25 quilombolas in the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. IAF support to Federação das Industrias do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (FIRJAN) helped to finance project activities in Santana that included building a wheel allowing delivery of water for irrigation and household use.

Celebrating World Radio Day 2017
Celebrating World Radio Day 2017

By Inter-American Foundation on Comment

Today is UNESCO’s World Radio Day, and we participate at the Inter-American Foundation (IAF) by celebrating our grantee partners whose grassroots efforts fuel change in their communities using radio as their medium.

Photo of the Week: What is democracy?
Photo of the Week: What is democracy?

By Inter-American Foundation on Comment

The IAF Fellowship Program supports dissertation field research throughout Latin America and the Caribbean on grassroots development topics. Amanda Fulmer, an IAF Fellow in 2009-2010, conducted field research on the democratization process in Peru and Guatemala.

Conflict, Coca and Coffee in Colombia
Conflict, Coca and Coffee in Colombia

By Inter-American Foundation on Comment

Getting coca producers to switch to cultivating coffee, sugarcane or other crops is critical to the peace agenda in Cauca, Colombia.

Photo of the Week: Reliable Farming in Mexico
Photo of the Week: Reliable Farming in Mexico

By Inter-American Foundation on Comment

Mexican IAF grantee partner Centro Campesino para el Desarrollo Sustentable A.C. (CAMPESINO) supports economic development in the state of Tlaxcala to ensure a more reliable food supply by providing approximately 80 farmers access to working capital, loans and training in conservation practices, management and agro-ecological techniques.

Photo of the Week: Grow Organic Coffee
Photo of the Week: Grow Organic Coffee

By Inter-American Foundation on Comment

Mexican IAF grantee partner Unión de Productores Orgánicos Beneficio Majomut Sociedad de Producción Rural de Responsabilidad Limitada (Majomut) helps small producers get the best possible prices for their high quality coffee harvests.

Not Your Regular Fish Tale
Not Your Regular Fish Tale

By Inter-American Foundation on Comment

In Brazil, an Inter-American Foundation (IAF) grantee partner is using a challenging but unique way to try and manage stocks of the pirarucu fish and ensure not only that the species survives, but to continue to be a source of food and income for the communities that depend on it.

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