To promote positive changes in the households of four municipalities of Sololá, on June 21, 2022, the capacities of a group of 28 women promoters were strengthened with the BACKYARD-HOME approach.

The BACKYARD-HOME and HEALTHY-HOME approaches seek to complement and/or improve yard-home productive systems so that these can be more efficient and sustainable, and in which families can incorporate practices of low dependence on external inputs in an environmentally sustainable way (FAO, 2007).

Mario Cano López of FAO facilitated the training workshop on the basic elements of this approach and its five components. The participation of the promoters was encouraged through various participatory and andragogical techniques.
The participants are members of the K’iché and Kaqchiquel Mayan groups; these promoters come from the municipalities of San José Chacayá, Sololá, Santa María Visitación and Santa Lucía Utatlán.

This workshop was carried out within the framework of the project: Implementation of adaptation measures to climate variability and change to contribute to food and nutritional security and the reduction of child malnutrition in communities and municipalities in the department of Sololá, Guatemala -MACC SAN-. The MACC-SAN project is funded by the Spanish Agency of International Cooperation for Development AECID.