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ICCO in Paraguay

Despite showing constant macroeconomic growth, poverty and inequality in Paraguay remain a major challenge. Children and indigenous and peasant communities are undoubtedly the most vulnerable populations in this country due to the permanent violation of their social, environmental and economic rights.

Economic opportunities

In Paraguay, ICCO develops projects defending the rights of children, indigenous people, peasants and small producers. Historically, and with the support of organizations such as Kerk In Actie, ICCO supported indigenous and peasant communities in their defense, claim and land titling processes.

Today, through the Gran Chaco program, it promotes models of agro-ecological production, commercialization and development of productive chains, generating better economic opportunities for small producers and contributing to mitigation and adaptation to climate change. Likewise, through Truvalu, ICCO is part of “Organic Paraguay”, an association that promotes agro-ecological production and access to new markets.

Our expertise

In Paraguay, ICCO supports and participates in a national organic production platform called “Paraguay Orgánico”. The objective is to promote an alternative, profitable and sustainable business through the access of small organic producers to differentiated markets. Also it aims to strengthen the value chains and strategic alliances.

At the same time, ICCO develops the program Gran Chaco. This program supports indigenous communities so they can implement productive activities in order to guarantee their economic, social, cultural and environmental rights through their economic empowerment.

Finally, the movement for the land (an initiative of ICCO, together with its partners) has systematized several cases of access to land and territory and cases of return to the countryside as a way to value the rural.

Towards a Sustainable Gran Chaco

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Promoting the Rights of Children in Paraguay

The project aims to strengthen the Movement against CSEC in Paraguay with the participation of different stakeholders (State ...

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  • 2016
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Promoting Transparency and the Right to Access Information

The project seeks the participation of citizens in democratic and electoral processes and the promotion of transparency by ...

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  • 2017
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Vuela Libre Movement Paraguay Tawa Tawa

In the case of Paraguay, its economic and social situation is associated with factors that are underlying the ...

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  • 2018
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Renew Thinking and Practices of Rural Development

With this initiative, ICCO Cooperation and the Institute for Rural Development in South America (IPDRS) propose an innovative, ...

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  • 2017
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Strengthening Independent Media in Latin America

We seek to balance the relationships of power and media presence in the region's communications. The project seeks ...

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  • 2016
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Renew Thinking and Practices of Rural Development

With this initiative, ICCO Cooperation and the Institute for Rural Development in South America (IPDRS) propose an innovative, ...

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  • 2016
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Against Sexual Exploitation in Paraguay Porticus

The proposal is based on the experience of Luna Nueva group in their work against the commercial sexual ...

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  • 2017
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Sustainable Chaco

The Sustainable Chaco Program is implemented in the tri-national Argentina, Paraguay and Bolivia countries. It promotes processes for ...

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  • 2016
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Agribusiness Booster Paraguay

The intervention consists in the application of the methodology developed by ABB globally, to build capacity in those ...

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  • 2015
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Consolidation Paraguay Organic as a BDS 2015

The Organic Paraguay association to date has been distinguished as a new model of inclusive and sustainable businesses, ...

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  • 2015
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