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September 17, 2014

USAID/Paraguay and its local partner, FECOPROD, recently launched the new offices for the Inclusive Value Chains project in the city of Curuguaty, Department of Canindeyu, in Paraguay's Northern Zone.  

This area of the country suffers from the highest levels of rural poverty.  USAID and FECOPROD will work with small producer associations and cooperatives to strengthen their institutions, increase productivity, improve product commercialization and access markets, for increased income of small producers in the Northern Zone, in the departments of San Pedro, Concepcion, Amambay and Canindeyu.  

The project has a special focus on women, youth and indigenous populations. The Inclusive Value Chains project will also work closely with local governments to increase their ability to plan for and invest in promoting local development, as well as with the private sector, to leverage funding and create long term and mutually beneficial alliances.


El presente informe pretende mostrar el contexto general de este negocio, abarcando las generalidades del producto, el marco legal del país, la situación del mercado internacional y del mercado nacional, el sistema de producción utilizado en nuestro país y los resultados económicos que pueden lograrse.

“Pounds of Prevention” is a series of short articles that illustrate how disaster risk reduction works and why it is important. Take a behind-the-scenes look at aid work in action, long before the disaster occurs.

El presente informe tiene como objetivo principal estimular la exploración de mercados alternativos para la Yerba Mate. Se analizan algunos mercados de valor agregado, donde actualmente se comercializa la Yerba Mate, para evidenciar que existen alternativas de uso y consumo que la industria yerbatera podría explorar con más dinamismo. 

While gender gaps persist, this assessment has identified several innovative actions and opportunities that USAID is taking and continues to take to promote women’s empowerment and gender equality.
Behavior Change Perspectives on Gender and Value Chain Development


Last updated: November 20, 2014

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