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Type Journal Article - BMC Nutrition
Title Exploring mechanisms of food insecurity in indigenous agricultural communities in Guatemala: a mixed methods study
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Volume 2
Issue 1
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2016
Page numbers 55
URL https://bmcnutr.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s40795-016-0091-5
Abstract
The country of Guatemala has one of the highest rates of chronic child malnutrition in the world, which primarily affects the rural, indigenous Maya population. In this study we explore the apparent paradox of endemic food insecurity and child malnutrition coexisting in Maya communities alongside a predominance of agricultural land holdings and food production.

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