Contributing to a better use of water in Guatemala
PECOSOL works mainly with small-scale and subsistence farmers in the departments of Petén, Quetzaltenango, and San Marcos.
The majority of producers are young people under 35 years of age, indigenous and with a high percentage of women, who harvest tomatoes, honey and chocolate organically.
They do not only contribute to the resilience of soil, water, forest, and biodiversity, but by reducing the use of chemicals in production they also reduce water pollution.
The sustainable use of forest products and services also avoids the alteration of the water cycle, helping to maintain water flow and quality.