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Guatemala Eduardo Yaxón, 25, works on his agro-ecological farm, called “El Buen Vivir,” or “The Good Life,” in the village of Chaquijyá in Guatemala’s Sololá department, where he uses ecological techniques to conserve native plants and promote biodiversity in the area. One such technique is called alcochado, in which a layer of dried grass covers the soil to reduce evaporation during the dry seasons when this community doesn’t have enough water for Yaxón to irrigate his land.

Brenda Leticia Saloj Chiyal, GPJ Guatemala