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Peace Corps Helps Fill Gaps in Guatemala

The Peace Corps is partnering with localorganizations in Guatemala to tackle a range of emerging issues like soil erosion and drought. Meet the Peace Corps Response Volunteers at the heart of these efforts as they work to empower farmers with advanced agricultural practices that can improve livelihoods.


Indigenous Women Forge Local Economic Opportunities in Guatemala

Seeing the negative effects ofmigration on their village, the Ixcoy family wanted to create better opportunities for local villagers to increase their economic status without having to leave the community. Together, they forged a vegetable growers association to produce snow peas and green beans for export to the United States and Europe.


Home Gardens Improve Nutrition, Empower Women In Rural Guatemala

In Guatemala, one out of every two children suffers from chronic malnutrition, leading to high levels of stunting and poor cognitive development. In the country’s rural, western highlands, however, indigenous women are beginning to empower their neighbors to grow and sell their own foods and prepare healthy, nutritious meals to improve the well-being of their families.


Mobile App Modernizes Agricultural Trade in Guatemala

The consortium is setting up a modern traceability system using Farmforce, a web-based software created by the Syngenta Foundation that replaces pen-and-paper systems and links smallholder farmers to other actors in the agricultural value chain. Farmforce increases management information and transparency, promotes compliance and simplifies auditing and traceability, allowing exporters to track products from farmers to the point of sale.