Promoting Sustainable Livelihoods in Guatemala

Aug 2, 2013

Government Incentivizes Sustainable Farming

A farmer showing off his agroforestry plot.
A farmer showing off his agroforestry plot.

Guatemala has enacted a program, known as PINPEP (Program of Incentives for Small-Scale Agricultural Producers) that provides financial incentives to farmers who implement sustainable farming practices, such as agroforestry.

EcoLogic is currently registering farmers and help monitor their land in order to ensure that their farming is sustainable and that they are receiving payment. Through enrollment in PINPEP, families in Xequel receive an additional $166 a year when practicing sustainable farming. The town of Xequel is plagued by drought and deforestation. The average family income is less than $1,000 a year. EcoLogic is actively ramping up our support of the PINPEP program in order to conserve and rehabilitate the environment, but also to provide a reliable source of income and food for families. 

Your support not only supports the conservation of precious and threatened forests in Huehuetenango, Guatemala, but also provides families with additional income necessary to meet their basic needs.



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Alexa Piacenza

Program Associate
Cambridge, MA United States

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