This follows earlier successes, where UNOPS helped the Government of
Paraguay to support small-scale producers.
Last year, UNOPS helped rehabilitate
more than 9,500 hectares of sustainable agricultural land by purchasing
certified seeds, conditioning soil, mechanically planting seeds and training
smallholder and family farmers in marketing their services as a cooperative.
The new improved $4.85 million project will cover more than 12,000 hectares of
land, benefiting more than 6,500 families in 60 locations.
“Independent figures that show that the total value of the production generated
has been greater than the Government's investment,” confirmed Mr James
Spalding, Director of ITAIPU Binacional in Paraguay.
In addition, Mr. Spalding thanked UNOPS for its work already completed and
underlined the guarantee of transparency and proper use of the resources it
In a further address, Mr. Horacio Cartes, the President of Paraguay, welcomed the
continuation of this work: “The Director of ITAIPU was telling me how happy
he is to be working with UNOPS. He highlighted the transparent use of money for
the most vulnerable, and also informed me that funds are starting to reach
those who are the most vulnerable.”