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In 1998, a group of women farmers in Itzapa, Guatemala, partnered with AIRES (Alianza Internacional de Reforestacion) to learn how to farm with trees, in order to prevent soil erosion, mitigate climate change and improve crop yields and diversity without using dangerous chemicals. The women farmers planted thousands of native trees each year, trees that are growing and sequestering carbon into the future. In addition, the women partnered with AIRES to build fuel‐efficient brick stoves. The stoves prevent lung disease, burns, and use half the amount of firewood as traditional smoky fires. The women have continued planting tens of thousands of trees each year since receiving the initial farmer training from AIRES technicians.