Help Farmers Adapt to Climate Change in Guatemala

Many people in the developing world feel the effects of climate change in their stomachs—they don’t have enough food to eat.

A changing climate that triggers unpredictable rains or drought makes it difficult for subsistence farmers to harvest enough crops. When farmers can’t grow enough food to eat or sell, families sink deeper into hunger and poverty.

As Canadians, we recognize how we have contributed to the greenhouse gas emissions that have furthered the global consequences of climate change. The Climate Fund, established by Canadian Foodgrains Bank, offers a chance to give back.

How it works

The Climate Fund supports projects that equip smallholder farmers to adapt to climate change and improve their ability to feed their families.

Rubén Pérez puts his new agricultural knowledge into practice. Photo: AMMID

This year, donations to the Climate Fund support PWS&D’s agro-ecological and food security project in Guatemala.

Because of this project, Rubén Pérez knows how to farm in a changing climate. He is learning sustainable farming practices to increase maize yields, grow fruit trees and make compost to improve the quality of his soil.

By donating to the Climate Fund, Canadians can make a difference for farmers like Rubén as they adapt to climate change and help their communities get enough to eat.

Donate to the Climate Fund!

Make a donation of any amount to the Climate Fund or consider making a donation based on the amount of carbon produced by you or your family each month or year. Find tools to help calculate your carbon.

Moderator of the 143rd General Assembly, the Rev. Peter Bush, is tracking the carbon footprint of his travel on behalf of the church during his term as moderator. To contribute, click here.

PWS&D is a member of Canadian Foodgrains Bank, a partnership of 15 churches and church agencies working together to end global hunger. Donations to this project are matched on a 3:1 basis.

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