Guatemala - National Rural Development Programme: the Western Region - August 2010
Maria Yat Lopez harvesting green beans on her land in Cholá, Uspantán.
In an effort to provide farmers in Guatemala’s rough and rugged El Quiché region with the tools and training they need to transform their operations into viable businesses, IFAD-supported projects are leveraging private-sector partnerships and looking across value chains – from production to processing, marketing and ultimately to consumption. This support has allowed area farmers to access some of the largest markets in the world and has increased incomes by as much as 50 per cent.
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