AGROAMERICA’S FOOD SECURITY PROGRAM BENEFITS THOUSANDS OF CHILDREN IN RURAL GUATEMALA

In 2017 6180 children at 16 rural schools in Quetzaltenango, San Marcos, Retalhuleu and Escuintla in the southwest region of Guatemala benefited from the AgroAmerica food security program “One Banana a Day Changes Your Life.”  This program aligns with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals #2 - End Hunger and Achieve Food Security. It consists [...]

By |2017-11-24T19:01:32+00:00November 24th, 2017|News|0 Comments

AGROAMERICA SHARES WATER MANAGEMENT EXPERTISE

  AgroAmerica engineers shared their water management expertise on responsible and sustainable water practices at the 1st Integrated Water Management Congress held recently in Guatemala. The event was organized by CENGICAÑA, APIB, GREPALMA, ASAZGUA, and the Climate Change Research Institute (ICC.)   Although Guatemala has ample rainwater, surface and groundwater, the country faces substantial resource [...]

By |2017-11-15T23:09:28+00:00November 15th, 2017|News|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 |2017-10-31T16:46:00+00:00September 21st, 2017|News|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 |2017-11-14T15:29:16+00:00August 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 |2017-08-08T20:30:14+00:00August 8th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

AGROAMERICA BEST EVALUATED BY APIB.

Guatemala, July 2013.  During the month of June, the Association of Independent Banana Producers -APIB- conducted an evaluation of 17 farms of its affiliates, resulting with three Agroamerica’s farms with the best results. Upon completion of the audit, Agroamerica’s farms received excellent results in every area evaluated. The audit was conducted as stipulated by the [...]

By |2017-04-07T01:06:24+00:00July 22nd, 2013|News|0 Comments

AGROAMERICA WITH THE BEST PRACTICES IN FOOD MANAGEMENT AND SAFETY.

Guatemala, June 2013. The Ministry of Agriculture, Cattle and Food – MAGA- carried out an audit to award health licenses for adequate management of food of plant origin for exporting and Importing. AGROAMERICA was certified as the banana corporation with the best practices in food management and safety in Guatemala. The Ministry of Agriculture –MAGA-, [...]

By |2017-04-07T01:06:33+00:00July 11th, 2013|News|0 Comments

AGROAMERICA FIGHTS POVERTY AND MALNUTRITION IN GUATEMALA THROUGH THE FOOD BANK.

Guatemala, January, 2013. Agroamerica as part of its Social Corporate Responsibility Program has joined the Food Bank of Guatemala -BAG-(for its initials in Spanish) to distribute food in the Department of Quetzaltenango and other areas of the country, which have been given priority because of its high rates of poverty and malnutrition. For several years, [...]

By |2017-04-07T01:10:15+00:00January 29th, 2013|News|0 Comments

BE AWARE OF B6: BANANA NUTRIENT LINKED TO LOWER BREAST CANCER RATES.

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month -a time to promote education about the healthy habits that can help women lower their risk and overcome the disease. Ample research backs the protective potential of produce consumption in general, but we were especially encouraged by one particular study which singled out vitamin B6 -found in bananas, [...]

By |2017-04-07T00:31:14+00:00November 17th, 2012|News|0 Comments

Agroamerica fights hunger in Guatemala’s southwest.

Guatemala, august 2012. Agroamerica, in partnership with the Nutritional Food Security Secretariat- SESAN [for its initials in Spanish], is carrying out the “Nutritional Reinforcement with Bananas” Project to prevent acute malnutrition in the municipalities of San Pablo and Sibinal of the department of San Marcos, which have been given priority by the government because of [...]

By |2017-04-07T00:30:00+00:00September 5th, 2012|News|0 Comments