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Canada and Guatemala Work Together to Improve Food Security and Nutrition

Canada's Ambassador in Guatemala
The Project Was Presented in the Municipality of Panzós
Opening of the Event
Speaking on Behalf of the Community
Components of the "Guatemalan Maize Against Hunger"
Local Harvests Will Be Used for WFP Humanitarian Operations
Projects Against Child Malnutrition
Gender Equality is Achieved with WFP's Help

The Government of Guatemala, Canada, WFP and participants of the Purchase for Progress (P4P) initative launched the project known as ”Maíz chapín contra el hambre” (Guatemalan Maize against Hunger). Thanks to Canada's donation of $10 million, the project will help 3,300 smallholder farmers increase their productivity, provide nutritional support to 27,000 children and pregnant and nursing women, and assist with food some 9,000 families affected by severe weather.