Have you ever wondered where your coffee beans come from? Chances are it was prepared in Guatemala, ninth largest coffee exporter in the world. In the remote region of Ixil, far off the beaten tracks of the northern part of the country, low literacy rates and poverty have long plagued the Maya Ixil Indigenous population. Employment opportunities are far and few between and many parents feel that they have no choice but to bring their children to work with them in coffee fields to make ends meet. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, FAO, and partners in the Ixil region are tackling child labor and poverty by promoting education and safe youth employment in the coffee industry. Producers ; Anais Hotin, Charlotta Lomas. Presenter: André Vornic, FAO Photo credit: © FAO/Santiago Billy

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