PAST  PROJECTS

Value chain analysis, production training, and market creation for hibiscus
Catholic Relief Services

Goal

Complete value chain analysis, identify market opportunities for farmers, provide technical training to improve market access, and provide guidance on social inclusion.

Theme

Value Chain Analysis

Social Inclusion

Market Development

Capacity Development

Impact

Hibiscus farmers launched improved drying techniques and humidity measurements. 

Mid-term Evaluation for WWF Climate Resilience Smart Coasts Project (Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Belize)
World Wildlife Fund 

Goal

Implement mid-term evaluation for four country project. Use participatory methods for inclusive evaluation.

Theme

Environmental Conservation

Monitoring & Evaluation

Social Inclusion

Impact

Project team has implemented the recommendations provided in the evaluation.

Innovative Ecosystem Services Schemes for Water and Soil Conservation in Rural Mexico City
The Nature Conservancy and Mexico City Water Fund

Goal

Increase water infiltration and soil conservation by engaging farmers in rural Mexico City in soil conservation strategies by designing a commuity based strategy for water conservation and measruing  qualitative and quantitative soil, water, and community impacts.

Theme

Participatory Research and Development

Women and Youth Inclusion

Environmental Conservation

Impact

*Increased understanding of soil and water dynamics related to soil conservation and water challenges. 

*Improvement in indicators related to social cohesion among program participants.

*Increase in water infiltration with implemented practices in six months.

Project scoping and partnership formation in sustainable agroforestry
Virginia Tech

Goal

Support a US-based team to scope project opportunities and guide a team in exploring Guatemala based project development while working with country-based partners. 

Theme

Environmental Conservation

Partnership and Network Development

Project Management

Impact

Strategic alliances

Policy Guidance on Gender Inclusive and Resilient Coffee Value Chains in Central America
The Nature Conservancy

Goal

Increase water infiltration and soil conservation by engaging farmers in rural Mexico City in soil conservation strategies by designing a commuity based strategy for water conservation and measruing  qualitative and quantitative soil, water, and community impacts.

Theme

Participatory Research and Development

Women and Youth Inclusion

Environmental Conservation

Impact

*Increased understanding of soil and water dynamics related to soil conservation and water challenges. 

*Improvement in indicators related to social cohesion among program participants.

*Increase in water infiltration with implemented practices in six months.

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