Farming households in Guatemala are reaping the benefits of ICTA Superchiva, a new bean variety that provides more iron and zinc in their diet. This biofortified black bean variety is adapted to Guatemala’s high-elevation regions where iron deficiency and stunting rates are high.

Farmers like Francisca Chun Tayun from Parrajchaj village are grateful that ICTA Superchiva provides not only better nutrition, but also other benefits to their families.