Our Work

USDA Food for Progress Agricultural Trade and Climate Smart Innovations (ATraCSI) Project

Summary

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Food for Progress-funded Agricultural Trade and Climate Smart Innovations (ATraCSI) Project helps address root causes of migration in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras with a holistic approach to trade via the horticulture sector. Implemented by IESC, the program focuses on implementing international and risk-based sanitary and phytosanitary regulations measures, implementing measures under the existing World Trade Organization Trade Facilitation Agreements, and assisting in strengthening climate smart agriculture through development and transfer of agriculture technologies that focus on effective, sustainable, and environmentally friendly use of agricultural resources that focus on the high value horticulture value chains.

Expected results

The program aims to support 22,486 direct beneficiaries and 112,267 indirect beneficiaries by:

  • Improving customs systems and procedures
  • Implementing measures under the existing World Trade Organization Trade Facilitation Agreements
  • Building institutional capacity for sanitary and phytosanitary regulations
  • Strengthening sanitary and phytosanitary regulations risk management systems and regional harmonization
  • Strengthening climate smart farm-level horticultural value chains to curb economic pressures for migration

Program details

Funder: U.S. Department of Agriculture Food for Progress Program

Project duration: 2022 to 2027

Award: $30.8 million

Partners: Union of Exporters from El Salvador (COEXPORT), Guatemalan Association of Exporters (AGEXPORT), Honduran Foundation for Agricultural Research (FHIA), Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE), Purdue University, and World Food Logistics Organization (WFLO)

This webpage is made possible by the support of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) – Food for Progress. The contents of this page are the sole responsibility of IESC and do not necessarily reflect the views of USDA or the United States Government.

Project map

© 2008-2024 Improving Economies for Stronger Communities (IESC)