Forty-two percent of Guatemala’s children are malnourished, with hunger reaching 90 percent in some indigenous communities. In response, the government of Guatemala has launched its National Rural Development Integrated Policy to help rural farmers improve food security. Our Food for Progress program in Guatemala supports the government in rebuilding its National Rural Extension System, which has been suspended since the 1990s and is the country’s only program for teaching farming techniques and nutrition to rural communities.

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