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

SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE IS THE WAY TO FEED THE WORLD

The concept of sustainable agriculture has recently been validated by new research studies that show conclusively that this is far more than just a good idea – it’s essential to producing crops that can provide food for the population of our planet well into the future.  AgroAmerica, a company that grows, processes and distributes tropical [...]

By | September 21st, 2017|News|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, SOLIDARIDAD AND MARN GUATEMALA SIGN AGREEMENT

This technical cooperation agreement aims at protecting the environment within the framework of the "Bonn Challenge" Guatemala, September 6, 2017- AgroAmerica Guatemala, a sustainable agriculture business, and the civil society organization Solidaridad, have signed a technical cooperation agreement with the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources of Guatemala (MARN). The purpose of the agreement is [...]

By | September 12th, 2017|News|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

AGROAMERICA SUPPORTS AGROFORESTRY PROJECT IN GUATEMALA

AgroAmerica, a sustainable agriculture business with operations in Central and South America, has committed funds to support EcoLogic Development Fund’s agroforestry project Protecting Livelihoods for Rural Communities in Guatemala through the Sustainable Management of Forest and Water Resources. EcoLogic is a non-governmental organization that empowers rural and indigenous peoples to restore and protect tropical ecosystems [...]

By | August 24th, 2017|News|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

AGROAMERICA ADDRESSES HUNGER AND POVERTY IN CENTRAL AMERICA

According to a report from the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, hunger and poverty in Central America are serious concerns in the rural areas.  Food insecurity and hunger are closely associated with extreme poverty.  This is also true of Guatemala, where the sustainable agriculture company AgroAmerica has operations. Guatemala has one of [...]

By | August 18th, 2017|News|0 Comments