Responding to COVID-19: Modern and Resilient Agri-food Value Chains

On January 8, 2021 the World Bank approved the Modern and Resilient Agri-food Value Chains Project. The project development objective is to promote an agro-industrialization strategy that minimizes food loss, increases the adoption of climate-resilient technologies, and advances the COVID-19 emergency response for beneficiaries in select value chains. Beneficiaries of the project include micro, small, and medium agribusinesses and agro-industries, producers’ associations, and producers’ groups. The Bank states the project will improve Guatamalen’s year-round access to diversified foods at affordable prices and improve nutrition.

This project will be monitored by two local organizations, First, Plataforma Internacional contra la Impunidad, is a non-profit organization focusing on development banks’ investments in Guatemala, looking to improve the transparency of IFI’s investments while protecting the rights of marginalized groups such as women, persons with disabilities and Indigenous Peoples. We are also  partnering with Colectivo Vida Independiente Guatemala, a non-profit organization committed to the promotion of rights of persons with disabilities in the country. They carry out advocacy activities at the national and international level and aim to achieve institutional changes in the country to improve the situation of people with disabilities, their families, and their communities.