National Programme of Rural Economic Transformation for Living Well - Rural Adelante
The objective of Rural Adelante is to sustainably increase the incomes of 8,000 poor rural families in 87 municipalities within El Salvador's eastern departments of San Miguel, Usulután, La Unión and Morazán which constitute Central America's Dry Corridor. These areas are highly prone to extreme climate phenomena, especially droughts.
The programme will build the capacity of smallholder producers to adapt to climate change. It will promote research, extension, education and training services to develop value chains that are climate resilient. The setting up of a climate information service is a key element of the programme.
Rural Adelante will pave the way for smallholder farmers to have sustainable access to markets and will pay special attention to the needs of women, youth and indigenous peoples. It will help to increase their capacity to sell high quality products and to respond to market demand. The programme encourages value chain actors – input suppliers, technical assistance and training providers, financial service providers, commercialization centres and marketers and, of course, smallholder farmers – to better coordinate their activities and enter into strategic partnerships.
It also seeks to strengthen El Salvador's institutional and policy framework for rural development through applied research with the goal to the formulate specific policy recommendations in areas such as gender, youth, indigenous peoples or climate change adaptation.
12 December 2015
2015 - 2024
Credit and Financial Services
Total Project Cost
US$ 18.69 million
US$ 17.13 million
Beneficiaries US$ 1.06 million