Guatemala - In 2010, Tropical Storm Agatha brought sadness and despair to the community of El Cerro, in Quetzaltenango, at 275 kilometers from the capital city. The Perez family is still recovering, but the changes in the climate and high food prices remind us that food security remains fragile
"I will never forget this date, 29 May 2010, when storm Agatha hit our community," said 40-year-old Ricarda Gabriela Perez. "We thought we would not live to tell about it ..." she said. Three days of uninterrupted torrential rains destroyed her home, her crops and her food reserves.