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Ruth Tercero used to sow corn and beans for family consumption and no return of investment.
Ruth Tercero used to sow corn and beans for family consumption and no return of investment. As years went by, climate change challenges increased and she faced long periods of drought and low access to water, which affected or caused the complete loss of her crops. Working with the project, Ruth diversified her crops to amaranth and found an alternative to increase her income and overcome climate change challenges. In addition to using amaranth in several meals a day, Ruth could also buy from local markets corn, beans, and other food like animal protein, fruits and vegetables, that allowed her family to consume a more diverse diet.  

From Stay-at-Home Mom to Successful Farmer

Photographer Alexander Hernández
Copyright © 2021 Feed the Future Guatemala - Innovative Solutions for Agricultural Value Chains Project from USAID and Agropecuaria Popoyán

Country Guatemala

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