Guatemala to Boost Export Program

The "Encadenamientos Empresariales" (business linking or chaining) program from Agexport will be presented in other countries.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

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"...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 program will be presented in El Salvador, Nicaragua, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Dominican Republic and Haiti and is funded by a $ 2 million donation by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).

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