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361. INNOVATION OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS FROM GUATEMALA

361. INNOVATION OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS FROM GUATEMALA

Guatemala is a country with abundant natural resources and a considered agricultural potential, kindnesses that we must seize to implementing programs that generate changes in living of rural families, accelerating, in this manner, the rural development of Guatemala.  

 

The exportations of agricultural products are an opportunity for Guatemalan farmers to have access to international market, thus generating sources of employment and economic income that allow them enhance their living standards.

The Guatemalan Exporters Association –AGEXPORT- (for its acronym in Spanish), recently, took place in Guatemala, the 17th Fair AGRITRADE, the most important agricultural fair in Central America and the Caribbean.  Making known innovation of Guatemalan agricultural products, to increase our exports to different countries worldwide.

In this grand event were in attendance international buyers of United States, Europe and Asia. Further, it is important to remark the participation of producers of Ixcan Quiche, Alta Verapaz and Baja Verapaz, to expose products as cardamom.  

Among innovation of products that were exhibited in AGRITRADE are honey of guatemalan bees, hass avocado that is native from Guatemala, chia seeds, amaranth, moringa, etc. 

The production for national market is very important for us, but we also must seize the globalization processes, to go transforming economies, opening new opportunities for products in international markets.

The Guatemalan Exporters Association, supporting to hundreds of thousands farmers in the country, helping them to convert their subsistence agriculture to commercial agriculture, allowing them place their products in international markets.


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