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The Community Development Program recently focused on creating an Indigenous model of food sovereignty and sustainable development. As a result of UN- and EU-funded pilot projects, the combination of modern sustainable soil and Mayan practices tripled corn yields and increased plant resilience to documented climate changes.
As a result of the recent ruling of the Caribbean Court of Justice that the Belize government legalize communal Maya land, this program is now focused on creating a replicable model of community-led mapping and demarcation, leading to the country’s first Maya Land Registry. SATIIM is also leading peer-to-peer trainings in Maya-led mapping and demarcation with communities in Guatemala.