The First 1,000 Days: Early Childhood Nutrition and Implications for Development in Rural Guatemala

This webinar with Population Connection discusses Seeds for a Future’s First 1,000-Day Program.

Proper nutrition is absolutely vital during the First 1,000 Days of life, from the start of pregnancy to the baby’s second birthday.

For generations, Rural Guatemalans have suffered with some of the highest rates of food insecurity and chronic malnutrition in the world. This has led to many children being born with severe health issues such as physical and mental stunting.

During this webinar, Seeds for a Future discusses the workings of its First 1,000-Day Program and the INCAP study backing the positive results the Program has had on mothers and infants.

Panel Discussion: The Pandemic's Impact on Food Security in Rural Guatemala

Seeds for a Future hosts a panel discussion on food insecurity and malnutrition in rural Guatemala following the COVID-19 pandemic.

The discussion centers on the residual consequences of the pandemic-era food system disruption, as well as the increased pressures for rural Guatemalan families. It also highlighted future and potential strategies for alleviating hunger and malnutrition in some of Guatemala's worst-affected areas.

Panel Members Include:

Richard Ambrose is an accomplished emerging market private equity and venture capital investor with 18+ years of experience in Latin America. 

Daniele Volpe is a documentary photographer based in Guatemala and working across Latin America. 

Anne Kraemer co-founded Maya Health Alliance (Wuqu’ Kawoq) in 2006 and has served as Executive Director since 2009. 

Manuel Hernandez is a Senior Research Fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), based in Washington DC. 

Seeds for a Future on the Regenerative Skills Podcast

"A New Formula for Integral and Long-lasting Development Work", featuring Seeds team members Daillen Culver and Leilani Yates.

This podcast is filled with many great discussion points about conditions in Guatemala and solutions for overcoming many of the challenges rural families and communities are facing.  

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