AGROAMERICA DONATED US$50,000 TO FAMILIES AFFECTED BY THE “VOLCAN DE FUEGO” IN GUATEMALA

Faced with the losses and pain of Guatemalans affected by the recent eruption of the Volcan de Fuego, the employees of farms and headquarters of AgroAmerica joined for several days to collect money, having raised a total of Q120,758 (around US $ 16,500). The company doubled this figure and contributed the amount of Q244,242 (US [...]

By |2018-07-31T17:41:03+00:00June 16th, 2018|News|0 Comments

HELPING YOUNG GIRLS REACH THEIR FULL POTENTIAL

Helping young girls like Esther is an integral part of the Mojarras School methodology.  Genesis Esther is an elementary school girl who has been bullied and teased about her disability – the fingers on one hand did not develop normally. Because of this disability Esther didn’t want to go to school.  She always covered her [...]

By |2018-04-10T18:38:05+00:00January 5th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

EDUCATING GIRLS IS CENTRAL TO ERADICATING POVERTY

    One of the United Nations’ sustainable development goals (SDGs) is the eradication of poverty worldwide. Educating girls is a central part of eradicating global poverty, according to the World Bank, because it has broad social implications. At the Mojarras School in a rural village of southwest Guatemala, all children of AgroAmerica’s employees have access [...]

By |2018-01-23T17:41:37+00:00January 3rd, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

HUMAN RIGHTS MONTH AGROAMERICA PROGRAMS FOR HEALTH & DIGNITY

December is Human Rights Month and around the globe governments, organizations and companies are working to raise awareness of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.  This year the hashtag #StandUp4HumanRights is being used on social media to highlight these ideas: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights empowers us all. Human rights are relevant to all [...]

By |2017-12-11T19:21:24+00:00December 11th, 2017|News|0 Comments

WORLD AIDS DAY HIGHLIGHTS THE NEED FOR MORE AWARENESS AND TRAINING

World AIDS Day takes place on the 1st December each year. It’s an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, to show support for people living with HIV, and to commemorate those who have died from an AIDS-related illness. Founded in 1988, World AIDS Day was the first ever global health [...]

By |2017-12-04T12:46:55+00:00December 1st, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

STUDENTS GRADUATED AGROAMERICA’S MOJARRAS SCHOOL

This month parents, teachers and students celebrated as students graduated from the sixth grade. This is the second class of Sexto Primaria of the Mojarras Mixed Rural Private School in Coatepeque, Quetzaltenango, Guatemala to graduate. The school is the result of an alliance between AgroAmerica and Funcafé that began in 2010 with the purpose of raising [...]

By |2017-11-29T15:01:38+00:00November 28th, 2017|Blog, Uncategorized|0 Comments

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 TAPS ALLIANCES TO WORK TOWARD UN SDGs

AgroAmerica is fully committed to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) and we've aligned our CSR programs to these goals.  The AgroAmerica alliances with local partnerships, government agencies and international partners like the University of Colorado, WWF, World Banana Forum, USAID, and Solidaridad, help up to acieve these goals. Local Partnerships We believe [...]

By |2017-11-17T21:49:37+00:00November 17th, 2017|Blog|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

AGROAMERICA HELPS LOCAL LEADERS WITH VITAL INFRASTRUCTURE

  AgroAmerica has taken positive steps to assist local community leaders improve the infrastructure in the southwest region of Guatemala.  In partnership with the Association of Development of the Southwest Trifinio Region (ASODITSO) AgroAmerica hosted a historical  meeting in April 2016 where members of the Congress, Minister and Deputy Minister of Communications, mayors, community leaders, [...]

By |2017-11-20T18:38:40+00:00November 13th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments