In the developing world, most people live and work on small family farms — and “development” means evolving from being a subsistence farmer into a small business owner, growing diverse crops that are tailored to the needs and appetites of the market.
I’m in Guatemala, scouting for an upcoming one-hour public television special about hunger, hope, and smart development. And today, I visited one of several family farms that are becoming independent with the help of Project Concern International, an NGO that supports farmers and helps communities become self-sustaining. Following their Guatemala director, Pascale Wagner, as she checked in on these hardworking families, I could understand why they love her so much, and why she loves them.
Join me for two minutes in this clip, and you’ll see some results of the great work Pascale and Guatemalan farmers are doing together.