All stories about Red Tierras
Bolivia: Mobile phones bring land ownership to indigenous farmers April 11, 2013
How new technology is helping rural communities achieve greater equality.
Guatemala: Land ownership yields stronger, healthier communities March 15, 2012
Families in the rural highlands are dependent on the land, but years of civil war have diminished resources. Find out how they are rebuilding from the ground up.
Colombia: Land-conflict resolution network wins prestigious prize February 15, 2011
Our efforts at peacefully resolving violent land conflicts in Guatemala and Colombia have won a prestigious $50,000 prize from the Omidyar Network and Ashoka Changemakers.
Colombia: Video: Conserving the mangroves in Bocas Del Atrato May 14, 2010
See how we're helping an Afro-Colombian fishing community along Colombia's northern coast conserve mangrove forests that protect their homes, secure their livelihoods and sustain the region's biodiversity.
Guatemala: Part 2: Tilling the soil April 4, 2008
Training newly landed farmers and helping them sell to lucrative markets is the second step in Mercy Corps' approach to rural economic development.
Guatemala: Part 1: Owning the land April 3, 2008
Conflicts over land erupted when worldwide prices for coffee plummeted in 2000. Many Guatemalan coffee plantations shut down and forced workers from their homes on the land — leading to violent confrontations between landlords and laid-off workers.