The Mangrove Association is a grassroots community organization that works to strengthen capacities, build skills, and advance agricultural practices to improve the quality of life of the population in the Bay of Jiquilisco, El Salvador. We focus on community organizing, food security, youth engagement, environmental conservation, and gender equality.
Strengthen social movements to fight for a just, equitable and sustainable future for all Salvadorans
Contribute to sustainable, community based management of natural resources to build resilience
Support local livelihoods and achieve greater food security through agroecological production
Implement creative mechanisms that provide space for children and youth to participation and organize
Foster leadership skills and provide opportunities to advance gender equality and social justice
Our work has led to measurable advances in local emergency response, improved rural livelihoods in agriculture, forestry and fisheries management, and more sustainable domestic policies on fisheries, disaster response and risk reduction.