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Restablecimiento de la producción de alimentos y los medios de vida en Guatemala

Restablecimiento de la producción de alimentos y los medios de vida en Guatemala

Full title of the project:

Restablecimiento de la producción de alimentos y los medios de vida de mujeres rurales afectadas por las inundaciones de 2010 en Guatemala

Target areas:

Sololá, Suchitepéquez and Escuintla Departments

Recipient:
Donor:
Contribution:
USD 792 150
Implementation:
27/06/2011-26/06/2012
Project code:
OSRO/GUA/004/AUL
Objective:

To recover the livelihoods and re-establish the small income-generating activities of 5 009 indigenous and non-indigenous rural women, reducing the vulnerability of their livelihoods to disasters.

Key partners:

Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Nutrition, Presidential Secretariat for Women (SEPREM), Ministry of Food and Nutrition Security (SESAN) and the National Coordinator for Disaster Reduction (CONRED).

Beneficiaries reached:

5 009 women (heads of household, elderly and young mothers) and their families.

Activities implemented:
  • Procured and distributed agricultural inputs to re-establish production and small incomegenerating activities (vegetable seeds, fertilizers, poultry, pigs, sewing machines, veterinary kits, etc.)
  • Organized training sessions on business management and administration, dressmaking, nutrition and pig husbandry for women’s organizations in order to re-establish small income-generating activities.
  • Trained 412 voluntary community promoters on good agricultural practices for backyard maize production, good dietary practices and disaster risk management.
  • Trained Local Coordinators for Disaster Risk Reduction groups and provided them with the necessary equipment.
Impact:
  • Produced 4 877 016.4 kg of vegetables with an estimated value of USD 926 633.11, diversifying the diet of 4 000 families, applied good agricultural practices and created a seed capital fund.
  • Improved and increased the production of animal protein for 1 005 families that was used for their own consumption and marketing.
  • Set up six operational Local Coordinators for Disaster Risk Reduction in order to carry out risk management and disaster response.