The LGEG program in Guatemala was aimed at promoting food security and reduce violent behaviors. Youth learned about gardening, nutrition, and the importance of being active.
This study was linked to ConDev’s search for Transformative Solutions to our world’s greatest challenges with regard to conflict and development. The intervention entailed testing an innovation to empower rural women through agricultural technology.
ConDev collaborated with Semilla Nueva, a non-profit organization that works to develop new and sustainable agricultural technologies, including the introduction and promotion of Quality Protein Maize (QPM). With the ConDev Foundation and Semilla Nueva, ConDev studied the effect of improved family nutrition (through QPM consumption) on violent behavior, stress, and anxiety within rural farming families in Guatemala.
ConDev and CDF introduced Play for Peace® activities for kids in Guatemala, using gardens as safe places to promote dialogue, inclusion and teamwork.