This blog series features interviews with the winners of the 2020 Climatelinks Photo Contest. This photo, submitted on behalf of Guatemala’s USAID Biodiversity Project, is available on the Climatelinks Photo Gallery.
The Feed the Future Guatemala Coffee Value Chains Project in Guatemala’s Western Highlands provides technical assistance to members of poor rural households working in the coffee value chain and horticulture.
The climate change analysis summarized in this annex aims to inform USAID/Guatemala’s CDCS and ensure that the strategy is responsive to climate risks while strengthening Guatemala’s resilience and self-reliance.
Residents of Guatemala’s dry corridor are hungry. In 2018, drought-related crop failures directly affected one in 10 Guatemalans and caused extreme food shortage for upwards of 840,000 people according to the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Thousands of Guatemalans support and feed their families with subsistence farming and the alarming climate trends of the dry corridor are making each year harder to survive.
Planners at USAID and in host country governments need to choose how to invest funds to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from land. Should they focus on establishing or strengthening protected areas in the east? Restoring mangroves in the north? Improving timber harvesting practices in the south? In each country, there are many choices.
Implementors of international development projects as well as countries around the world increasingly recognize the private sector as a key partner to meet development and policy goals. But in order to make these collaborations most effective, there are best practices that all parties should follow, such as having a shared objective, equally investing in the relationship, and setting clear expectations.
There is an increasing awareness of the importance of adapting agricultural systems and rural livelihoods to the challenges caused by climate change. This awareness has come hand in hand with the need to guarantee that both men and women — of different ages and ethnicities — can adapt equally to the effects of climate change. And while, in recent years, the importance of integrating gender issues in climate change initiatives in the agricultural sector has been increasingly acknowledged, it is not always obvious how to systemically and practically carry out gender integration.
At the Climate-Smart Village in Olopa, Guatemala, we witnessed the different stages of implementing climate-smart agriculture practices. The CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) developed the Climate-Smart Villages (CSV) approach, which aims to generate evidence on climate-smart agriculture (CSA). In the CSVs, different actors develop, adopt and evaluate CSA options in a participatory manner.
Northern Guatemala, together with neighboring Mexico and Belize, is home to the largest tropical forest north of the Amazon. Like many other tropical forests, the Selva Maya faces pressures from unsustainable logging and land clearing for agriculture.
This video features representatives from Ecuador, El Salvador, Colombia, Honduras, and Guatemala who describe how access to climate information and services is helping people build resilience to adverse climate phenomena.
This brief gives a statistical overview of agricultural inputs, main commodity production, factors affecting agri-business development, agricultural trade, and global bilateral official development assistance to the agriculture sector in Guatemala.
Este perfil ofrece un resumen de los problemas de riesgo climático en Guatemala, incluyendo cómo el cambio climático potencialmente afectará a la agricultura, los recursos de agua, la salud humana, la energía y los ecosistemas.