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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Agroamerica together with SESAN train mothers from village San Jose Mogollon, as part of the Nutritious School Snack Program. This project has been carried out for almost two years ago. The objective is to seek community development, reducing poverty and malnutrition. About 150 mothers, 125 children and 300 community members from village San José Mogollon [...]
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 [...]
Agroamerica contributes to Guatemala’s Food and Nutritional Security and the Attainment of the Millennium Development Goals.
Guatemala, November 2011. For the past two years Agroamerica has been implementing the Better Families program in 12 rural communities across the country. A self-help program, Better Families focuses on improving the health conditions, nutrition and social behavior among beneficiary families. Among its goals are to reduce malnutrition and infant mortality rates, improve school performance [...]
Agroamerica cares about the health and nutritional status of its workers, their families, and the surrounding communities.
Guatemala, August 2011. Agroamérica, concerned with the nutritional status and well-being of its employees, their families and the residents of the communities surrounding their farm operations, have taken on the responsiblity of helping the children suffering from malnutrition. The most recent case Agroamérica took charge of was the young daughter of an employee from Chiquirines. [...]