Guatemala

Intercambiar conocimientos, perspectivas, experiencias y propuestas sobre género y derechos a la tierra en América Latina y el Caribe: un debate entre actores claves en la región

1 décembre 2016 to 15 février 2017
Facilitators
Kemly Camacho
Isabel Rojas
Paola Brambilla

Desde el 1 de diciembre 2016 hasta el 15 de febrero 2017

Land Portal y Anacaonas (un proyecto de Sula Batsu Cooperativa de gestión del conocimiento sobre género en América Latina y el Caribe) están trabajando juntos para movilizar conocimientos alrededor de Género y derechos a la tierra en América Latina y el Caribe.

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INTERVIEW-Give women land to build lasting peace in Guatemala - Nobel laureate

By: Anastasia Moloney

Date: 3 February 2017

Source: Reuters

Across Latin America just one percent of farms and estates control more than half of the region's productive land.

Giving women access to land in Guatemala is key to forging lasting peace and tackling inequality, Nobel peace laureate Rigoberta Menchu said on Friday, in a country where land distribution is one of the most unequal in the world.

Guatemalan Activist Killed Protesting Hydroelectric Project

Date: 18 January 2017

Source: Telesur

A peaceful demonstrator was shot dead during a protest in an Indigenous community.

An activist was killed Tuesday in Guatemala during a clash between protesters and police at a demonstration led by Indigenous community members who oppose the construction of a hydroelectric plant in San Mateo Ixtatan, a municipality in the country's western highlands.

Guatemala

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In Guatemala, a history of discrimination and inequality of opportunity led to a 36-year conflict that finally subsided with a Peace Agreement in 1996. Improvements since then have prevented a return to conflict and begun to create the conditions for sustained stability. However, the persistence of substantial inequality constitutes a risk factor for future stability and constrains Guatemala’s growth potential.

Land distribution is highly unequal. The largest 2.5% of farms occupy nearly two-thirds of agricultural land while 90% of the farms are on only one-sixth of the agricultural land. Furthermore, tenure is insecure and is one of the key causes of poverty among indigenous Guatemalans, who make up 43% of the population. Multiple unresolved land disputes and ineffective mechanisms to resolve them discourage investment and reduce the potential contribution of agriculture to improvements in rural living standards and overall economic growth.

Guatemala’s extensive and biologically diverse forest systems are experiencing a rapid 1.3% annual rate of deforestation and losing their economic value due to forest fires, agricultural expansion, wildlife-poaching, and large-scale development projects. Increases in ongoing donor assistance to empower communities in resource management of this valuable forest system would help Guatemala achieve a greater, more sustainable yield from its forests and reduce the rate of deforestation.

Guatemala: "We will not buy what is ours"

By: Manuela Picq
Date: September 29th 2016
Source: Intercontinental Cry Magazine

Challenging Terra Nullius in the courts of Guatemala

Copones is a large Maya Q’eqchi’ territory in Guatemala, in the northern province of Quiché along the Mexican border with Chiapas. Q’eqchi’ communities have lived in Copones for millennia, caring for rivers and the land generation after generation. Their territory extends over 20,000 hectares of clean rivers and fertile land.

Guatemala City

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The Hogares Comunitarios Program (HCP) was established in Guatemala City in 1991 as a direct response to the increased need for affordable and reliable childcare for women in urban Guatemala. The government-sponsored pilot program was designed as a strategy to alleviate poverty by providing working parents with low-cost, quality childcare within their communities. The program aimed at promoting child development and at filling the existing gap in preschool education in Guatemala. The pilot program rapidly expanded to both urban and rural areas of all 22 departments of the country.

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janvier 2003

Opportunities and challenges for community involvement in public service provision in rural Guatemala

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The purpose of the research summarized in this paper is to provide policy-relevant knowledge on the governance of rural services in Guatemala and thus to contribute to improving the provision of services that are essential for agricultural and rural development. Based on quantitative and qualitative primary data, we examine how services are actually provided today and how community preferences and participation affect service provision in rural Guatemala. Our main finding is that the provision of formally decentralized services by local governments is incomplete.

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janvier 2013

Maquiladoras and market mamas

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"This study analyzes work, childcare arrangements, and earnings of mothers in the poor neighborhoods of Guatemala City and Greater Accra, Ghana, two urban areas where formal- and informal-sector work differ in importance. Unlike previous studies on childcare that take mother's work status as given, this paper treats childcare choice and labor force participation of women as joint decisions. Our empirical results indicate that participation in the labor market and use of formal day care are, in fact, jointly determined.

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janvier 2003

Contract farming and commercialization of agriculture in developing countries

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The distributional benefits of commercialization of agriculture, access to commercialization opportunities, and sharing of commercialization risks are functions of institutional arrangements. Obviously, the indirect food security and nutritional effects are, thereby, partly a function of such institutional arrangements. This chapter explores the relevance to food security of one form of contractual relationship in agriculture: formal contracts between producers and buyers (generally processors or exporters), a production and marketing system known as contract farming.

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janvier 1994

Introduction and overview [in Agricultural commercialization, economic development, and nutrition]

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Why should there be a book about the commercialization of subsistence agriculture, economic development, and nutrition? There are two compelling resasons. First, concerns and suspicions about adverse effects on the poor of commercialization of subsistence agriculture persist and influence policy of developing countries and of donor agencies.

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janvier 1994