Organic Farming in Guatemala

The country currently exports coffee, cardamom, macadamia, sesame, honey, lemon and black tea, and other products such as melon, papaya, mango and pineapple are seeking access to international markets.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Producers agree that the sale of crops raised organically generates profits of up to 70% more than those from traditional planting.

"Gaspar Armando, a cooperative farmer in the Mayan Peoples Federation (Fedepma) reported that although the volume of production is less, compared to coffee produced from chemicals, sales can generate higher profits by up 70 percent", reported

In the country a total of nine thousand three hundred farmers engaged in organic agriculture.

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