Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Farming in Guatemala

Guatemala farm fieldsIt was interesting to see how the people of Guatemala use every bit of space they can for farming. Some of the fields are on very steep hills and everything is done by hand: cultivating, planting, irrigating and harvesting.

Guatemala farm fields

Guatemala farm fieldsMost of the farmers rent the land for their fields, and even though they work long hours, they barely make enough money to support their families.

Guatemala farm fields