Community resists expansion of agribusiness thanks to organic farming

The community of Monseñor Romero is located in the coastal area of Guatemala, a region characterised by large-scale monocultures of sugar cane, banana and oil palm. To diversify income sources, improve land fertility and resist the expansion of large-scale agriculture, the community complemented their traditional corn and sesame production with the organic farming of Loroco flowers. The new activity generated new employment, increased the economic independence of women, helped regenerate degraded soils, and improved food security and biodiversity.


Santo Domingo Suchitepéquez, department of Suchitepéquez, Guatemala