Guatemala City, by Kevin Castillo -AGN- Authorities from the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, and Food -MAGA- have approved four new projects to implement productive infrastructure, machinery, and equipment, which they will implement in four departments of the country.
The Board of Directors of the National Fund for the Reactivation and Modernization of Agricultural Activity -Fonagro- approved the projects, which have an estimated cost of USD 1.7 million.
The objective is to improve the economic conditions of producers in rural areas of the country by directly and indirectly benefiting 2,805 families.
The first project will establish a collection center to classify Hass avocados. The producers will use the collection center to sort the harvested based on ripeness, size, and whether they are intended for the domestic or international market. The producers will also receive a cold storage room, allowing them to preserve the avocados for the required ripening characteristics of the market.
The second project will benefit Asociación de Comunidad Indígena para el Desarrollo Integral y Productivo of the La Canasta community in Secananté, Santa María Cahabón, Alta Verapaz.
The objective is to strengthen the capacities of producers in implementing infrastructure and equipment for the primary processing of cardamom, enable access to competitive markets and improve income.
The third project concerns a processing plant for high-quality liquid biological inputs at competitive prices.
The availability of these biological inputs will improve coffee cultivation’s production and productivity in Quetzaltenango.
The fourth project aims to improve the agricultural production process and implement a collection center for post-harvest handling of potatoes.
The beneficiaries are the members of the Integral Cooperative of Commercialization “Unidos por el Cambio” in San Marcos.
Through the actions of Fonagro, MAGA reaffirms its commitment to continuously improve the modernization process of the agricultural sector in the country.