Guatemala, little improvement in malnutrition

Posted on October 15, 2011 • Filed under: Agriculture, Guatemala, Social Issues

“If we can manage it, we buy something at the butcher’s every 15 days, even if it’s only a bone, although we normally just eat maize and beans,” says Marvin Fajardo, a small-scale farmer and father of three from the southern Guatemalan province of Escuintla.
Like Fajardo and his family, thousands of Guatemalan families subsist on a barely adequate diet based on maize, rice and beans because they cannot afford meat and dairy products, which are essential for physical growth and mental development. Read Article

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