The department of Alta Vera Paz has the lowest development indicators in Guatemala. Indigenous Poqomchi' communities are located on fragile mountainsides, degraded through slash and burn agriculture. Families face high food insecurity, poor health conditions, and lack of access to education and health services. They survive on limited income from coffee and cardamom production, and by growing corn for consumption. Communities are vulnerable to natural disasters, such as Hurricane Mitch in 1998.
Experiment with techniques for ecologically sound agriculture. Spread approaches that demonstrate success through exchange visits and trainings.
The project strengthens a network of community sustainable agriculture promoters.
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