Land, Migration & Life in Petén, Guatemala, 1999 - 2009
This work presents the results of a replication study in Petén, Guatemala, revealing patterns of migration, agriculture and land tenure over the last decade (1999-2009). The survey reveals the continued drop in immigration from the rest of the country, along with a rise in the proportion of Q’eqchi’ Maya in the Petén population. Through the statistical interpretation of a 1,000 household survey, the book offers an overview of the implications of the growing number of landless farmers and increasing land concentration for conservation and development in Petén, Guatemala.
The monograph was published in Spanish in Guatemala in 2012 with an executive summary in English. You may view/download the pdf below.