Catalysing Inclusive Value Chain Partnerships Project
DINAMINGA, designed to contribute to rural development by supporting small-scale farmers at every stage, from production to commercialization, will work with 20,000 families of small producers of cocoa, blackberries and golden berries. It will pay special attention to indigenous and Afro-Ecuadorian communities.
The programme will strengthen the capacity of farmers' organizations to produce more and better quality food with higher value; train them in financial, administrative and business management; and facilitate alliances with private enterprises.
The programme will be carried out in 65 cantons (municipalities) in the provinces of Orellana and Napo (Amazon region); Imbabura (Northern Sierra); Cotopaxi, Chimborazo, Bolívar and Tungurahua (Central Sierra); Guayas, Los Ríos, Manabí and Esmeraldas (Coast).
All these areas have very high rates of poverty. The situation is particularly dire in the provinces of Manabí and Esmeraldas, which were severely affected by the earthquake that shook the country in April 2016.
The overall aim of the project is to improve both the quantity and quality of small farmers' products, and give them added value through the promotion of good agricultural and processing practices and access to the markets.
An innovative feature of the programme is that the public-private-producer partnership model will be applied for the first time in Ecuador. In addition, a strong knowledge component will be integrated from the beginning of the programme so that best practices and experiences can be applied to improve the programme throughout its life cycle.
14 December 2016
2016 - 2022
Total Project Cost
US$ 35.66 million
US$ 26.41 million
National Government US$ 5.64 million
Beneficiaries US$ 3.6 million