World Food Day marks the founding of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in 1945. It’s observed by many organizations involved with food security around the world. Agroaceite’s CSR programs are closely aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and several of their programs address this issue.
Food security is defined by the UN as the condition in which all people, at all times, have physical, social and economic access to sufficient safe and nutritious food that meets their dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy life.
Agroaceite’s Living Wage program addresses the economic conditions of their workers with the goal of giving them Read More
Agroaceite, in partnership with the Health Area of Genova, Quetzaltenango, conducted two health activities for the purpose of providing preventive health to the citizens of the communities of Génova, Quetzaltenango.
The first activity involved treatment of skin ailments and the second activity involved house fumigation to prevent diseases such as dengue, malaria and chikungunya. Both activities were performed in communities close to the farm and in areas where Agroaceite workers live.
The fumigation activity covered 250 houses in the community of Arizona, in partnership with the Health Area of Génova and the Community Development Council of the community.
An activity to provide 113 people treatment for skill ailments such as dermatitis was Read More
Parents, teachers and students celebrated the 2018 graduation of the third class of Sexto Primaria of the Mojarras Mixed Rural Private School in Coatepeque, Quetzaltenango, Guatemala. The school is the result of an alliance between AGROACEITE and Funcafé that began in 2010 with the purpose of raising the quality of education in rural areas of Guatemala Southwest.
The students enrolled in the Mojarras School are all children of AGROACEITE employees. The school uses a proven teaching method that focuses on the student – addressing not only their academic performance, but also their role in their social and natural environment.
The school was founded to provide a better academic level in the Read More
The sustainable palm oil company, AGROACEITE, in partnership with the Asociación de Desarrollo Integral del Trifinio Suroccidente (ASODITSO) and the Institute for Climate Change (ICC in Spanish), carried out this year a new Certification Course on “Community Adaptation to Climate Change”.
This is the second certification course that AGROACEITE offers in the southwestern border of Guatemala with the objective of strengthening the capacities of communities to adapt to the impacts of impending climate change and to learn of the importance of good risk management in vulnerable areas.
Guatemala is among the countries most vulnerable to climate change. According to the ICC, the effects of this phenomenon are already felt and even Read More
The sustainable oil palm company, Agroaceite has implemented a comprehensive training plan on occupational safety and other topics for its workers of the oil mill, in order to give them the necessary tools to have a safe work place and better ways to do their work.
“At Agroaceite we worry about the safety of our workers. For that reason, our training plan underscores particularly the use of Personal Protection Equipment – PPE -, the use of fire extinguishers, and first aid principles,” said Bernhard Roehrs, Corporate Director of Agroaceite.
Training on first aid was provided by the Municipal Firefighters and included evacuation routes and response capacity for emergencies.
The workers of Agroaceite Read More
80 persons, including workers of Agroaceite, and leaders of eleven communities from the three Southwestern departments of Guatemala renewed their accreditation to be members of local disaster reduction coordination offices – COLRED – and thus be prepared for this year’s rainy season.
The sustainable palm oil company, Agroaceite, established a partnership with the National Coordinator for Disaster Reduction – CONRED – and the Association of the three Southwestern Departments – ASODITSO – to train Agroaceite workers and community leaders from eleven communities from the departments of Quetzaltenango, San Marcos and Retalhuleu, to act as official members of COLRED, in order to give them the tools and knowledge needed to respond Read More
Agroaceite helps raise the academic level of three Southwestern departments of Guatemala: Quetzaltenango, Retalhuleu and San Marcos, through the implementation of novel practices and a state-of-the-art methodology, the Mojarras school.
Students, teachers and parents of the Mojarras school participated in the activity sponsored by Funcafé that highlighted the accomplishments of the school readiness program called “Coffee Kindergarten”, under the education component, in the framework of the Rural Value Chains – PCVR/USAID. The teachers and the students of the Mojarras school made a demonstration of the method used to teach reading. The event took place in the facilities of Anacafé in Guatemala City, with the participation of Ministry of Education authorities, Read More
By: The Oil Palm
NGOs and campaign groups rarely admit that they are wrong. They almost never admit that an industry that they have been campaigning against is right. But that is effectively what the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) – a US-based campaign group – has done in relation to palm oil.
UCS has pointed out that palm oil is not the environmental bogeyman that NGOs have made it out to be. Why? Because it is not a major contributor to global deforestation.
Guatemala, June, 2016. Agroaceite the sustainable palm oil production company, in partnership with the Climate Change Institute and the Asociacion del Trifinio Suroccidente, held the fourth session of the diploma course “Community adaptation to climate change” which consisted of a tour of the upper, middle and lower part of the Ocosito basin, to know its operation and put into practice the lessons learned during the first module of the diploma course: “Integrated Basin Management”.
More than 50 people attended, including workers from Agroaceite and leaders of the communities: Colonia Díaz, Chiquirines, Colonia Barillas, El Pomal, San Luis, El Reparo, Pacayá I, Palmar I and II, Carrizales, Read More