Originally published in Graduate School of Public and International Affairs

Food Security in Guatemala

The Ford Institute will host guest speaker, Sadoc Aguilar Palma, at 2:00 p.m., Wed., Oct. 11 in Posvar Hall, room 3431. After 36 years of conflict, Guatemala has made significant strides in ending violence and poverty. There are many challenges faced by local, especially indigenous rural communities, including poverty. Sadoc will discuss his experiences and challenges faced in working with smaller local partners and farmers to help strengthen community livelihoods. 

Sadoc Aguilar Palma is the Country Consultant for World Renew in Guatemala. Sadoc was born in Tegucigalpa, Honduras and has lived in Honduras all his life. He attended Zamorano University to study Socio-Economic and Environmental Development, while volunteering in several projects on environmental conservation, sustainable agriculture and gender equality. After graduating in 2003, he began working with organizations and companies on agriculture development. He acquired a passion for rural life and especially towards helping families improve their livelihoods. He has worked with World Renew in Guatemala since 2013, with a number of local partner organizations on the issue of food security.

World Renew helps strengthen the local leadership in communities and works with them to improve food security, conservation agriculture, preventative health care, and education. Through its work, World Renew hopes to help a country with a troubled recent past and rich cultural heritage discover opportunities and hope through Christ. 

Co-sponsored by the FOODS RESOURCE BANK, which raises money to help people in developing countries grow their own food.  Each year nearly 200 U.S. growing projects, volunteers, companies, and organizations raise over $3 million to support 50-60 overseas programs.  To administer these programs, FRB works through a network of 16 member organizations and local partner organizations in more than 30 countries around the world.

Light refreshments will be served.

Sadoc Aguilar Palma
Country Consultant for World Renew in Guatemala
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Career Session: Insights into Careers in Food Security
3:00 - 4:00 p.m. Food Security Interventions in Guatemala
3431 Posvar Hall


Ford Institute for Human Security
3930 Wesley W. Posvar Hall, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15260