Latin America

The Guatemala Community Daycare Programme

The programme has a substantial positive impact on the diet of children.

2020 Focus briefs on the world's poor and hungry people

Assessing the world’s progress against poverty calls for frequent and careful measurements, using household surveys and price data.

Why is child malnutrition lower in urban than rural areas?

"While ample evidence documents that urban children generally have better nutritional status than their rural counterparts, recent research suggests that urban malnutrition is on the rise.

IFPRI's Strategy for Latin America and the Caribbean

The Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region is host to some of the most difficult environments in the world, either because of altitude, climate, or topography, or because of huge inequalities in

How agribusiness is failing small farmers in Latin America

Indigenous farmer in the municipality of Sayaxché, department of Petén, Guatemala, viewing the stunted corn crop on his land bordering an oil palm plantation. 

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Persistencia comunitaria y solidaridad logran tierras en polochic

La felicidad en cientos de rostros campesinos el pasado 19 de octubre, podía ser comparada con la sensación que da la bendición de una cosecha abundante, ya que la lucha de más de dos años y medio,

Propietarios o trabajadores sin tierras

Durante 2012, se hizo más evidente que nunca que los países en vías de desarrollo afrontarían una de las decisiones más críticas que se les ha presentado.

Propriétaires fonciers ou paysans sans terre

Au cours de l’année 2012, il est apparu clairement que les pays en voie de développement devaient faire un choix fondamental.

Landowners or Laborers

During 2012, a key choice facing developing countries revealed itself ever more starkly.


Despite the growth in the agricultural sector in Latin America and the Caribbean, 8 out of every 10 farmers, small-scale producers who are at the base of domestic food production, remain largely ex


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