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 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

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 |2017-09-20T18:33:21+00:00September 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 |2017-09-14T22:17:16+00:00September 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 |2017-08-24T12:33:23+00:00August 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 |2017-09-04T22:30:02+00:00August 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 |2017-08-22T17:53:30+00:00August 22nd, 2017|Blog|0 Comments