UNITED NATIONS DAY FOR THE ERADICATION OF POVERTY

2017 marks the 25th anniversary of the International Day for Poverty Eradication, The theme this year is: Answering the call to end poverty: A path toward peaceful and inclusive societies The theme for this year’s commemoration reminds us of the importance of the values evident in the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. (SDGs) These goals [...]

By | October 17th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

U.N INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR DISASTER REDUCTION

The International Day for Disaster Reduction was started in 1989, after a call by the United Nations General Assembly for a day to promote a global culture of risk-awareness and disaster reduction. Held every 13 October, the day celebrates how people and communities around the world are reducing their exposure to disasters and raising awareness [...]

By | October 13th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

FOOD SAFETY EDUCATION MONTH

September is Food Safety Education Month.  Food safety and food security are closely related to one another and they both have a profound impact on the quality of human life. There are many external factors that affect them both: Image courtesy of The Nature Education Library At AgroAmerica we’re constantly working to improve the quality [...]

By | September 20th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

CELEBRATING INDEPENDENCE DAY

For almost 300 years Guatemala was under Spanish rule. On September 15, 1821 independence from Spain was declared and each year Guatemalans take great delight in celebrating their freedom. Guatemalans are passionate about celebrating Independence Day. Festivities are held around the country showing the passion and patriotism of the Guatemalan people. You’ll see blue and [...]

By | September 14th, 2017|Blog, Uncategorized|0 Comments

AGROAMERICA’S ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES COMMITMENT

September 10 – 16 is Environmental Services Week.  What exactly does “environmental services” mean? It refers to the functions of the natural assets of land, water and air. According to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) there are three types of environmental services: Productive services: these reflect the economic functions of providing natural resources [...]

By | September 7th, 2017|Blog, Uncategorized|0 Comments

LIFE ON LAND – U.N. SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOAL #15

The aim of Life on Land  - the U.N. Sustainable Development Goal  number 15 - is to: protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss.  Each year 1600 square kilometers of tropical forest in Guatemala is destroyed , mainly for [...]

By | August 24th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

ACCESS TO CLEAN WATER IN RURAL GUATEMALA

The U.N. SDG #6 Access to clean water and sanitation is particularly relevant for many areas of Guatemala. 53 percent of the six million people who live in Guatemala exist below the poverty line and just over half (51%) have no sanitation. Although there have been government initiatives put in place, and the situation is [...]

By | August 22nd, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

HEALTHY KIDS EAT RIGHT & DO BETTER AT SCHOOL

August is Kids Eat Right Month, a program that aims to make healthy kids by teaching children to make healthy food choices so they grow up healthy and strong. Eating right affects almost aspect of a child’s life – how they grow, how they learn and even how they feel. In more developed countries their focus [...]

By | August 8th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

WORLD BREASTFEEDING WEEK & U.N. SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS

                          August 1 – 7 2017 is World Breastfeeding Week.  The goals for this year’s observance are: to recognize our role and the difference we can make within our area of work to reach others across common areas of interest and promote breastfeeding [...]

By | August 4th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

SUSTAINABLE PALM OIL PRODUCTION FIGHTS POVERTY

Guatemala is working hard to improve the economy and conditions in the country.  According to the World Bank, it’s now one of the strongest economic performers in Latin America and the biggest economy in Central America. However, it also has one of the highest inequality rates in Latin America. Palm oil cultivation and production can [...]

By | July 25th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments