Description of the project: Todos Juntos works since 2016 with indigenous women in Guatemala to improve their nutrition and environment. Supported by university researchers, the association trained 100 women in 4 communities, to set up mealworm farms that ensure an affordable and sustainable source of protein. Rural women are empowered as “ambassadors” of mealworm farming through a Train-of-Trainers program. They initiated a catalog of local food sources to preserve indigenous knowledge and improve food sovereignty, incl. dietary recommendations. The catalog “Bienes Forestales” is disseminated in local Mayan language and will be used to transfer ancestral knowledge to children and set up gardens of local plants.
Financially supported by: Individual donors, foundations