Guatemala is Central America’s most diverse country, with a rich Mayan heritage and over 20 indigenous languages spoken across a varying landscape that includes cloud forests, coastlines, volcanic peaks, tropical forests and breathtaking lakes.
Resilient Central America (ResCA) aims to tackle two principal challenges: food security and vulnerability to climate change.
In Guatemala, agriculture and livestock are the two major pillars of the economy. However, these activities are also a major cause of environmental degradation and contribute to climate change.
The good news is that with adequate capacity building, technology transfer, and strengthening of community organizations, it is possible to establish productive ecosystems that not only contribute to social and economic development, but also minimize negative impacts on the region’s natural resources.