November 2015

Creating Hope for Farmers in Guatemala

After a late night at work, I’m driving home and listening to a BBC story about Guatemala’s farmers. I know something about Guatemalan farmers

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Food For Progress in Guatemala

We build the capacity of local farming cooperatives to improve agriculture productivity and livelihoods.

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Community Group Saves their Farms, Futures

Fabian Perez was all alone. After years of civil war crippled Guatemala’s highlands, farmers were used to working independently.

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Counterpart International in Guatemala

Counterpart International spoke with participants of the Community Tourism Alliance and Food for Progress programs while its Board of Directors was visiting Guatemala on a Learning Tour.

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Insights from Guatemala

I recently traveled to Guatemala with fellow Board members, Joan Parker and Counterpart staff.

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Notes from the field: Working with the Ministry of Agriculture in Guatemala to provide support to lo

By Stephanie Sullivan Organizational Development Specialist Over the past six months I have had the opportunity to work with Counterpart International’s Food for Progress Program …

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Investing in the development of local farmers in Guatemala

73 extensionists graduated from Counterpart International’s Certificate Rural Extension Program in April, the first class since the closing of the Ministry of Agriculture (MAGA) extension system and university programs in 1990.

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Change agents in Guatemala

In the rural areas of Guatemala, Counterpart International is providing technical support to over 80 extension agents from the Ministry of Agriculture, through a number of trainings and teaching methods. 22 are women

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Adding value to Lake Atitlán tourism creates ripple effects

By Jennifer Brookland The average U.S. vacation is fewer than five days, and destinations from far-flung Shangri-Las to hometown “staycation” spots all jockey for tourists’ …

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Crafting a Future for Guatemalan Artisans

By Jennifer Brookland The vertiginous drive to the villages of the Guatemalan highlands starts with a mountain climb, followed by trails of gnawed and pocked …

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