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Planting better crops

Guatemala, June 1, 2012

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Jamie Grant for Mercy Corps
Photo Credit: Jamie Grant for Mercy Corps

Seven-year-old Ancel Cual excitedly gets his hands dirty helping to plant yucca in his community of Corozal in the northern highlands of Guatemala.

Not only does Mercy Corps help communities like this gain ownership of their land, but we are training farmers to cultivate new crops like yucca that are hardy, healthy and profitable. Harvests are now yielding more food for families to both eat and sell on the market.

SEE MORE PHOTOS: Land ownership yields stronger, healthier communities