The ICC worked together with the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation -AECID – and its different centers in Guatemala in the framework of the event “Until the corn is born again”, held on September 8 and 19, 2022.

As part of the event activities, ICC collaborators presented food production technologies such as vertical gardens combined with the organoponics method at the Spanish Cooperation Training Center in Antigua Guatemala and the Cultural Center of Spain in Guatemala City.

Construction of vertical gardens at the Training Center in Antigua Guatemala.

The exhibition promoted two different designs, which were previously evaluated through research to test their potential to become an adaptation measure in the face of climate variability and change and whose contribution adds to food and nutritional security.

This action contributes to the campaign “The Colors of Ixim” which addresses the importance of the diversity of knowledge in the prevention of malnutrition in Guatemala and of experiences that seek to promote effective access to the human right to food, in a context of global crisis and climate change (AECID Guatemala, 2022).

Construction of vertical gardens in the Cultural Center of Spain, Guatemala City.

The vertical garden structure is an innovative technology for food production whose transfer will be complemented with workshops for their elaboration and management.

The materials and inputs have been financed through 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” financed by AECID with counterpart funding from ICC.