The Ramírez-López family is visited by staff from the Guatemalan Ministry of Agriculture and WFP. Copyright: WFP/Juan José Sosa

Guatemala: A Family Weathers the Coffee Rust Crisis

GUATEMALA CITY. –Idalia López and Moisés Ramírez are Guatemalan smallholder farmers whose livelihoods have been devastated by Coffee Rust.


In Guatemala, the face of poverty and hunger is young, indigenous and rural. Guatemala, with the fourth highest rate of chronic malnutrition in the world and the highest in Latin America and the Caribbean, faces a serious challenge to reduce chronic undernutrition, currently at 49.8% among children under 5. en español

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