Social and economic inequalities, associated with climate change, are adding to food and nutrition insecurity that still affects Guatemala.
The enduring food and nutrition crisis that characterizes the rural areas of Guatemala also comes along the phenomenon of El Niño that severely damages crops and forces the affected populations to emigrate.
Since 1973, COOPI has been intervening to assist communities most affected by food and nutrition insecurity, to increase their resilience to the effects of climate change.
In addition, COOPI supports local authorities in developing plans for the management of food and nutrition insecurity, encouraging the active participation and impact of civil society and its most marginalized social groups, i.e. women and young people.
Given the country's significant vulnerability to natural disasters, COOPI implements disaster risk reduction and mitigation activities by training the most exposed communities and strengthening institutional capacities in risk management.