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
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.
From April 28th to May 3rd the 59th Annual Meeting of the Central American Cooperative Program for the Improvement of Crops and Animals will be held in Managua.
While the world average in palm oil production is 4 tonnes per hectare, Guatemala is producing 7 tons per hectare.
Lack of modernization processes and machinery accounts for the low competitiveness of agricultural production.
In El Salvador the small size of lots conspires against productivity and profitability in the agricultural sector.
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