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Social Marketing Changed Everything We Thought About Nutrition: A New Approach to Get Farmers to Share QPM

May 4th, 2016 By: Eve Dolkart We all feel proud when we can grow and give our families corn and tortillas. What is more Guatemalan than a family sitting around the table sharing tortillas? Imagine the table where your family eats with a basket of hot tortillas. You grab one- it is soft and tastes sweet. After eating, your family Read the full article…

QPM: Planting Protein for the Rural Poor

Malnutrition impedes the cognitive, emotional, and physical development of half of the children in Guatemala under the age of five. Without access to essential vitamins and minerals, stunted motor and cognitive development early in life makes it close to impossible to achieve economic and social prosperity. How can we at Semilla Nueva help enhance the nutrition of these children so Read the full article…

Plataforma BioFORT: Joining Forces to Target Malnutrition and Enhance Rural Livelihoods

It is not every day that you find yourself entering a room filled with humble farmers donning denim and cowboy boots alongside titled professionals in tailored suits. A space in which findings shared by researchers are followed by off-the-cuff open discussion, with moments of culture clash as seemingly opposite worlds collide. This was the scene that Semilla Nueva participated in Read the full article…

Farmers Hit by Drought in 2015 – And How You Can Help!

  “It makes me sad just to look at it because of everything I’ve invested in it,” Wilson Reyes tells us as we take in his dry corn field. “I’ve invested around 10,000 Quetzales in this land: in seeds, fertilizer, labor, insecticides… but I’m not going to be able to get it back.” That’s roughly $1,400 USD and no small Read the full article…

A Hands-On Experience with Semilla Nueva

One of the best things about being part of Semilla Nueva is sharing what we do with other people – and every year, we have two opportunities to do that in a big way – through our Semilla Nueva service trips! Our trips give participants the opportunity to get their hands in the dirt alongside our family of local farmers, Read the full article…