Zacapa-Chiquimula Smallholders' Rural Development Project

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Zacapa-Chiquimula Smallholders' Rural Development Project

Zacapa-Chiquimula Smallholders' Rural Development Project

The project area was located in the north-eastern part of Guatemala, a region that is extremely poor and remote. There are few roads, and most are unusable during the rainy seasons. The area is mountainous and extremely rugged. Soil quality is poor and large areas are unsuitable for agriculture. Only about 24 per cent of the land is cultivated. The rest is given over to forest and grasslands. The main crops grown are maize, beans, sorghum and coffee. Over-cultivation causes erosion and environmental damage to the limited resource base.

The project’s objective was to improve conditions and incomes for farming communities in ways that could be sustained by those communities, while helping to regenerate the environment. The project targeted farmers with less than 7 ha, working to increase grain yields and develop permanent crops such as coffee and fruit in some areas previously given over to grain. Project activities included:

  • providing credit services
  • strengthening institutions supporting agricultural production
  • providing training and assistance in managing credit and finances
  • developing income-generating opportunities for women
  • strengthening marketing services in the area
  • improving animal health
  • providing training and assistance in animal production
  • providing training in soil conservation and management
  • reforesting certain areas
  • building and upgrading roads

Source: IFAD

Statut: Clôturé
Date d'approbation
07 décembre 1989
1989 - 1998
Développement rural
Coût total
18,81 millions d'USD
Financement du FIDA
6,72 millions d'USD
Cofinanceurs (International)
Plenty Canada 2,29 millions d'USD
Netherlands 6,5 millions d'USD
Cofinanceurs (Échelle nationale)
National Government 2,97 millions d'USD
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