ENVIRONMENTAL

Father and organic coffee producer, Dario has instilled in his five children the love for nature and the knowledge acquired by studying the course of ‘Forestry, Agroforestry and Environmental Promoters’ through FUNDAP. An environmental education that he teaches in his talks to other students as president of the Environmental Committee in his community.

DARÍO, AGRICULTURAL PRODUCER

WHO WE ARE

WWe are a FUNDAP program that was constituted in 1993, which executes innovative projects, not paternalistic, within the framework of alternative technologies, oriented to the sustainable management of the renewable natural resources and environmental improvement, directed to organized groups and poor communities of Guatemala, with the purpose to improve their quality of life, providing related support and focused on the sustainable management of renewable natural resources.

WHAT WE DO

We support beneficiaries of the different projects we execute with: strengthening of social organization for environmental purposes, environmental infrastructure (nurseries, forest nurseries, agroforestry, improved stoves, potable water systems), forest management (protection plans, reforestation, agroforestry and production) and environmental education (recycling, environment, clean energy, etc). In a specialized manner, the program supports the preparation and presentation of forest management plans before the INAB National Forest Institute, in order to be included in the different forest incentive programs of the State of Guatemala.

HOW WE WORK

• Encouraging owners and owners of small areas of forest land for the sustainable use of renewable natural resources.
• Strengthening social and environmental organization.
• Supporting environmental infrastructure of a social nature.
• Stimulating the protection and use of renewable natural resources.
• Strengthening the process of forest governance.
• Recovering degraded areas.

The supported area has an extension of 19,632 Km2 (12,198 Square miles), which represent 18.02% of the national territory.

Results of 2019

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PEOPLE

were assisted through the Environmental Program

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COLABORATORS

comprise the Environmental Program team

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PEOPLE

received advice and accompaniment

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PEOPLE TRAINED

to develop their own forestry management plan

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TECHNICAL SUPPORTS

for the implementation of forest management plans

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HECTARES

of forests under forestry management

OUR OFFICES

ENVIRONMENTAL HEADQUARTERS

Quetzaltenango, Guatemala

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ACTIONS

Environmental Program
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Forestry Management
This project provides technical services to individual and collective users through the preparation, presentation, and monitoring of forest management plans before the National Institute of Forests (INAB), so that they are included in the different programs of forest incentives in the country (protection, reforestation, agroforestry, and production). All within the framework of the forestry laws in force in Guatemala.
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Environmental Awareness and Education
This program supports beneficiaries with specific training initiatives on environmental issues and their conservation, such as: separation, classification, recycling, solid waste management, use of clean energy, use of homemade filters for greywater treatment, training of fire brigades, management of water resources, and issues regarding community agroforestry.
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Social Organization
This initiative provides training and technical support services for the restructuring of the social fabric, through the constitution and legalization of community organizations. They should promote the protection and sustainable management of renewable natural resources, according to current legislation in Guatemala, promoting environmental impact at the local, regional, and national levels.
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Environmental Infrastructure
With the aim of improving environmental infrastructures, this project supports communities in the design and construction of community drinking water systems and basic sanitation infrastructure such as: improved latrines, wood-saving stoves, rainwater harvesters, filters for greywater treatment, and the establishment of forest nurseries.
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Comprehensive Education and Training
This comprehensive training initiative offers constant support to beneficiaries in their personal and technical growth through activities such as: Agricultural and Business Diplomas; talks, demonstrations, educational tours, courses and workshops, workshops, meetings, and congresses, all with a focus on strengthening leadership and human quality.

OUR OFFICES

ENVIRONMENTAL HEADQUARTERS

Quetzaltenango, Guatemala

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