Guatemala: Good Practice Certificates for Farmers

19 associations have received certificates enabling them to export to the USA by complying with international agricultural best practice standards.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

The scheme promoted by Fundación Ágil and coordinated by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to date has certified 48 farming groups.

"Out of all harvests, certified farms export 80% to the US and 20% to Europe. The products sold include peas, squash, lettuce, celery and oriental vegetables. The certificates state that the fruit and vegetables are healthy, hygienic and of export quality," the foundation's president, Jorge Paiz told

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