Guatemala is the wealthiest of Feed the Future’s 19 focus countries globally, yet it grapples with severe malnutrition, rising poverty, and stark inequality. Guatemala’s economy has made significant strides but many of its most vulnerable people, particularly in indigenous communities, have been left behind. A changing climate and high exposure to natural hazards further exacerbate the challenges facing the rural agrarian poor. In this event, the CSIS Global Food Security Project launched its third and final country case study. The team traveled to Guatemala in late 2016 to investigate the largest Feed the Future portfolio in the Americas, its technical strategy, its sectoral and geographical distribution of investments, and its coordination efforts within and beyond U.S. programming.
Center for Strategic and International Studies, June 2016.