Video: Conflict Resolution in Guatemala (USAID, Mercy Corp, Walmart)

I wrote last week on how our community partner SCIDECO was able to buy the finca La Florida after decades of struggle and several conflicts.

The following is a video of how Mercy Corps is using mediation, together with economic development, to resolve land conflicts peacefully in Guatemala.

Duration: 5min 52sec

Duration: 4min 46sec

The second video in particular talks about how Mercy Corps, USAID and Walmart are working together to help local farmers move past traditional frijoles and corn for subsistence to fruits and vegetable that are in demand to supermarkets in Guatemala and the rest of Central America.

via Guatemala Solidarity Network

Related Article:
Wal-Mart comes to Guatemala [Entremundos]
Communities We Work With: La Florida (Guatemala)