The Power of “Agency” for Individual and Community Development

Seeds for a Future Highlights Agency as a Powerful Force for Lasting Change.  Why is agency important?  How can agency transform lives and drive community development to produce food security, health, nutrition, and income opportunities?  Defining Agency While “agency” is a frequently used term in development contexts, it’s often misunderstood outside academic circles. Agency refers…

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Nutrition Education in Guatemala – The First 1,000 Days Program

Photo of a Guatemalan mother and her infant, part of the nutritional education element of the Seeds for a Future Program.

The First 1,000 Days: Community Development via Early Childhood Nutrition. The first 1,000 days of life is a critical period for child development. From the moment of conception up to age two, caretaker decisions have an immediate impact on a child’s physical health and future cognitive abilities. At Seeds for a Future, we work with…

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Casa de Semillas

Seeds for a Future is on a mission to transform food security through sustainable, permaculture-based agricultural practices. We work in a region where subsistence farming has fed families for generations, creating an opportunity to address  food security and nutritional health through permaculture gardens. We knew there had to be a central meeting point for our…

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Seeds for a Future in a Nutshell

Photo of participants of the Seeds for a Future Program planting a new permaculture garden.

Seeds for the Future is a non-profit organization focusing on food security and sustainable development projects in rural communities throughout Guatemala. Through various initiatives, we have worked to improve the lives of Guatemalan citizens, promote sustainable practices, and protect the environment. In this post, we’ll explore the benefits of our work. Background on Guatemala Guatemala…

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Permaculture: A Sustainable and Resilient Way of Living

A program participant of the Seeds for a Future Program with her permaculture garden.

Permaculture, coined by Bill Mollison and David Holmgren in the 1970s, is a system of sustainable and resilient garden design that mimics the patterns and features of natural ecosystems. It’s an agricultural method that we at Seeds for a Future are passionate about sharing through our program. Permaculture has gained popularity worldwide as a means…

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Earth Day, Highlighting Sustainability Efforts in Guatemala

Photo of a new, and sustainable permaculture garden being planted.

Earth Day is a global celebration that reminds us to take care of the planet we live on. In Guatemala, this day is particularly significant as the country is home to some of the world’s most spectacular natural wonders. From the ancient ruins of Tikal to the lush rainforests of the Peten, Guatemala is a…

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