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Nutrition
21 March 2012

Vilma Argueta and Catarina Sapón are part of a network of 228 volunteer mother peer counselors working in local communities to encourage good feeding practices and care for children under 3 years. They work in 40 indigenous communities of the seven municipalities in Totonicapán, which has one of the highest rates of chronic undernutrition (82.2%) in Guatemala.

Emergencies
17 January 2012

Two months after Tropical Depression 12-E, thousands of poor Guatemalans living in vulnerable areas have lost their livelihoods due to the heavy rains, floods and landslides that affected the country.

 

 

 

Purchase for Progress
12 January 2012

The World Food Programme (WFP) and the Rural Development Bank (BANRURAL) launched a joint credit strategy that will allow small farmers to market their maize and beans.

 


5 January 2012

The online quiz game Freerice crossed another milestone today with the addition of its one millionth registered player. The game, which allows players to raise rice for the hungry with every correct answer, has provided meals to almost 5 million people since launching in 2007.


30 November 2011

WFP and KONAMI Digital Entertainment have teamed up to create an online game with a real-world impact. Food Force puts players at the helm of the world’s largest humanitarian aid agency. It combines the multiplayer fun of other popular social media games with the ability to provide real meals to hungry children around the globe. Start playing Food Force!

P4P Stories from the field
22 October 2011

The Canadian Ambassador in Guatemala, Hugues R. Rousseau, visited smallholder farmers participanting in the Purchases for Progress (P4P) project, which is supported by the Canadian Government and benefits 3,411 farmers and their 17,000 family members living in the so called Dry Corridor of the country.

Emergencies
18 October 2011

Persistent rains brought by Tropical Depression 12E have hit thousands of Guatemalan families with widespread flooding and landslides all over the country.

Floods, Food Prices
10 October 2011

Want to understand how high food prices really are? And how they're affecting the world's poor? Take a look at this infographic, which also underlines how hikes in food prices mean the poorest families have to make painful savings in areas such as health and schooling for their children.

NB. This infographic has been updated. Go to new version

Emergencies
28 June 2011

Guatemala - In 2010, Tropical Storm Agatha brought sadness and despair to the community of El Cerro, in Quetzaltenango, at 275 kilometers from the capital city. The Perez family is still recovering, but the changes in the climate and high food prices remind us that food security remains fragile
 

Purchase for Progress
27 June 2011

P4P is providing an agriculture technology package, which includes the exchange of experiences between agriculture and commercial technicians and representatives of P4P organizations