Trump Administration’s Cuts To Funding For Northern Triangle Impacting U.S.-Funded Agricultural Program Aimed At Bolstering Food Security In Guatemala
NPR: In Guatemala, A Bad Year For Corn — And For U.S. Aid
“…Quilinco sits deep in Guatemala’s western highlands, in an overwhelmingly agrarian region where poverty is high and child malnutrition rates hover around 70%. The region also boasts some of Guatemala’s highest migration rates to the United States. Local farmers say climate change is making it increasingly difficult to get by and is one of the factors pushing people to head north. But Quilinco has also benefited from a U.S.-funded program to help farmers adapt and improve their food security. It’s a place where one agricultural aid project’s impact — and the stakes of cutting such aid, as the Trump administration did this past spring — can be seen firsthand…” (Escarce, 9/30).