GDP Current US$ 68,763 millions (2016)
GDP per capita Current US$ 4,147 (2016)
Agriculture, value added Percentage of GDP 11.04% (2016)
16.25 millions
Geographic distribution
The right to food in Guatemala

The Republic of Guatemala in its Constitution of 1985 implicitly recognized, in the context of broader rights, the right to food by pointing out that the State guarantees and protects human life from conception, as well as a person´s integrity and security. However, it also notes that the following rights are recognized and applicable only to certain population categories that the State guarantees, such as minors and the elderly, their Right to Food, health, education, security and social security.



Relates to the way that people obtain food, both physically and economically, be it trade, self-production, access to markets, income increase due to programs and other social protection instruments, and direct food aid

Inflación interanual general y alimentaria


Refers to the provision, supply or stock of food, i.e. it relates to the "supply", food production, production infrastructure, inputs and food production chains, and national and international net trade.

Composición (%) de la disponibilidad alimentaria por grupo de alimentos


It's the influence of food quality on the nutritional status of individuals and their health. This includes hygiene; sanitation; quality and food safety; nutritional information; and the way the body uses the nutrients.

Tasa (%) de obesidad (IMC>=30) en adultos (+18 años)

Highlighted interventions


It's the consolidation of the other three dimensions of food and nutrition security over time, ie "for everyone at all times." Thus, it considers the capacity to react to unforeseen political, economic and social crisis and natural disasters that may change the conditions of the other dimensions, creating risk and vulnerability.


Refers to the exchange of food and agricultural goods considered in chapters 01 through 24 of the harmonized system, that contributes to consolidate the status of the four food and nutrition security dimensions.

Evolución del saldo agroalimentario, en millones