Putting people before palm oil in Guatemala
Guatemala is no longer the "land of trees." Just a third of the country's area is still covered in rainforest, as woodland is cleared to make way for palm oil plantations and cornfields. The forest isn't the only victim: poor local communities are suffering too. They rarely benefit from the plantations and fields. The "WaldGewinn" project wants to change that by establishing gardens and sustainable commercial forestry so locals can protect the forest and earn an income. This way people and the rare animals living in the forest can profit.
A film by Katja Losch
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