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

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

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

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

EDUCATION EMPOWERS GIRLS & YOUNG WOMEN IN GUATEMALA

According to the United Nations, young people from age 10-24 constitute a quarter of the world’s population. Many of these youngsters do not have access to education, girls more so than boys. Education empowers girls and helps them overcome other cultural barriers. The percentage of the population under 18 is much higher in Guatemala. 47 [...]

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

CELEBRATING HEALTHY MOTHERS AND CHILDREN

This week is Baby Food Week in the US.  The purpose of the festival is provide creative family-oriented events focused  on healthy mothers and children in the community.  Although we don’t celebrate this festival in Central or South America, we do have a strong interest in the health and nutrition of mothers, babies and children [...]

By | July 19th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments