Program Funding Status

Funding Still Needed: $105,000

Program Details

Nicaragua Rio Coco
Acción Médica Cristiana (AMC)

Nicaragua Rio Coco

The program responds to the food and nutritional situation of indigenous families living in extreme poverty in one of Central America’s remote areas most vulnerable to natural disasters. Local partner, Christian Medical Action (AMC) partners with host communities to promote innovative farming concepts. The program works in 15 indigenous and mestizo rural communities and will enhance food security in the North Atlantic Autonomous region by helping farmers improve their farming and soil management techniques, strengthening knowledge of nutrtion, and coordinating work with the local government. AMC will also continue to work through the farmer field schools that they constructed in earlier phases of this program.  In this phase they will also be focusing on training young adults (women and men) in innovative production and nutritional practices and integrate themes of gender, natural resource management techniques, and risk management in their training.

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