Creativity that wins markets in Guatemala

Innovation, persistence and creativity are the raw materials that make winners of Guatemala's Rural Productivity Prize.

Monday, June 23, 2008


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This year, five companies received prizes of 45,000 quetzales (about 6,000 dollars) each, and this capital will be used for different activities to develop farm products.
One of the winners was the Belén Association of Integral Development from Sololá; another was the company Pleurotec de Cantel, Quetzaltenango, which has a niche market in mushrooms.

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