The Guatemalan Association of Exporters (Agexport) has developed the program for five years, supporting and training 54 rural SMEs.
Agexport Development Manager, Ivan Buitrón said to Sigloxxi.com"...each country should adapt the model to their own needs, but the main idea is to promote public-private partnerships and train farmers reducing poverty and improving nutrition."
The "The West Exports" program presented by Agexport, will help SMEs in the region to strengthen their productive capacities and trade.
Fernando Herrera, director of services for Agexport exporters, on the occasion of the presentation of the program said, "We seek to improve the productive sectors in terms of quality, quantity and marketing, making them more inclusive and developing more jobs to improve the economic conditions of the inhabitants. We are considering giving support in the areas of food, cosmetics, crafts, clothing and textiles that have great potential in the region and agriculture, where the idea is to improve its marketing, quality and competition in the international market and also sustainable tourism and software development. "