Sustainable Agricultural Development and Environmental Protection Project for the Darien
The project’s main objectives were to increase the incomes and improve the standards of living of indigenous peoples in the Province of Darien, and to support sustainable natural resource management in the area.
Activities included under the project focused on:
- strengthening and developing local organizations
- encouraging women’s active participation in household decisions and in community activities
- supporting sustainable management of natural resources to ensure food security and surplus production for markets, reduce deforestation and preserve biodiversity
The project supported a re-evaluation of the ancient traditions and cultural expressions of the local indigenous population, and IFAD supported ecotourism and cultural tourism in Darien through grant funds.
14 September 1995
1995 - 2005
Total Project Cost
US$ 14.19 million
US$ 7.92 million
Beneficiaries US$ 2.99 million
National Government US$ 2.76 million