At this time of the year the rural community of Santa Julia – like families throughout Nicaragua – brings in the harvest of red beans, one of the country’s staple crops. This involves dehulling the beans so that they can be stored for the rest of the year.
Nicaragua has a high level of food sovereignty. This is the result of agrarian reform, a very strong rural culture, and the integration of government rural development programmes with the work of popular organisations such as the Rural Workers Association (ATC).
Building this resilience is essential in the face of escalating threats of US interference.
El Aporreado: the bean harvest video made by Friends of ATC