Brent Sipes, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa
This research team works with smallholder potato farmers in the Western Highlands of Guatemala on integrated technologies for nematode and soil health management, so potato farmers can achieve sustainable yields.
In Guatemala, nematodes have been blamed for cutting potato yields in half over the past 20 years. Researchers are connecting ‘fuzzy cognitive mapping’ with soil health practices to identify sustainable nematode management solutions.
Meagan Terry writes about lessons learned from the MasRiego project in Guatemala, focused on drip irrigation and climate resilience. Though its name means “more irrigation” in Spanish, this project does more than just install drip irrigation systems.
Meagan Terry writes about opening activities for this new project focused on drip irrigation and conservation agriculture, including initial training activities and establishing a demonstration garden.
Expanding irrigation and climate-smart farming to Guatemala
An international team led by UC Davis is working to connect 9,000 rural households in Guatemala with improved water management and climate-smart agriculture strategies, to increase food security and reduce poverty.
Guatemalans interested in pursuing a doctoral degree are encouraged to apply for a fellowship package that will be part of an upcoming Horticulture Innovation Lab project in Guatemala, called MásRiego. Guatemaltecos/as interesados en obtener un título de doctorado para solicitar un paquete de becas que formará parte de un nuevo proyecto del “Horticulture Innovation Lab” en Guatemala, llamado MásRiego.