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

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

UNITED NATIONS DAY FOR THE ERADICATION OF POVERTY

2017 marks the 25th anniversary of the International Day for Poverty Eradication, The theme this year is: Answering the call to end poverty: A path toward peaceful and inclusive societies The theme for this year’s commemoration reminds us of the importance of the values evident in the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. (SDGs) These goals [...]

By |2017-10-17T12:53:38+00:00October 17th, 2017|Blog|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

SUSTAINABLE PALM OIL PRODUCTION FIGHTS POVERTY

Guatemala is working hard to improve the economy and conditions in the country.  According to the World Bank, it’s now one of the strongest economic performers in Latin America and the biggest economy in Central America. However, it also has one of the highest inequality rates in Latin America. Palm oil cultivation and production can [...]

By |2017-08-08T22:01:21+00:00July 25th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

AGROAMERICA ALIGNS CSR TO UN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS

The 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals lay out the changes necessary to transform our world AgroAmerica, a leading sustainable agriculture business in Central and South America, has aligned their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.  These 17 goals were published by the United Nations in September 2015 and [...]

By |2017-07-18T22:18:09+00:00June 26th, 2017|News|0 Comments

SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE TIED TO U.N. DEVELOPMENT GOALS

Whether you believe in climate change or not, protecting our environment and sustainable agriculture and food production methods just make good sense. Since man first begin planting and growing crops, agriculture has changed the area where it occurs. Fields are cleared and ploughed, new crops are planted.  But this does not mean that a new [...]

By |2017-06-21T11:36:36+00:00June 20th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments