Supporting child nutritional development

Supporting child nutritional development

At AgroAmerica, we work continuously to support child nutrition development on the southern coast of Guatemala. We do this through our flagship program, Bana-Nutrition, which reflects our commitment to building strong and healthy communities and improving the quality of life for mothers and children in our areas of influence.

The Reality of Child Malnutrition on the Southern Coast

Child malnutrition is a persistent challenge affecting too many communities in Guatemala, especially those on the southern coast. This reality demands decisive and sustainable actions. AgroAmerica recognizes that true social responsibility involves tackling problems head-on, and that’s precisely what we do through the Bana-Nutrition program.

The Transformative Approach of Bana-Nutrition

Bana-Nutrition is a commitment to combat malnutrition based on transforming bananas and supporting the mothers in the communities. Since the program’s inception in 2021, we have observed a significant change in the health statistics and community dynamics in the communities where the program has been implemented.

Donations and Transformation

The Bana-Nutrition program consists of a number of initiatives aimed at continuing the fight against malnutrition. These actions include donating banana powder, providing nutrition training to mothers, and monitoring children to ensure their recovery. AgroAmerica also develops partnerships with government entities, the private sector, and civil society so that these groups can participate in and support the program.

A Call to Collective Action

On Guatemala’s southern coast, child malnutrition is an issue that must be confronted and eradicated. The Bana-Nutrition program is our vehicle to achieve this and demonstrates how food innovation can be a powerful tool for social change.

Looking Toward the Future

As we celebrate being named a 2023 Reuters Awards finalist, we reaffirm our commitment to making the Bana-Nutrition program an even greater force for change. Every well-nourished child is a living testament that change is possible, and we are determined to continue to create a healthier, more sustainable future for all.