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World Economic Forum Grants AgroAmerica the New Champions Award

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AgroAmerica received the New Champions Award 2021 – in the category of Excellence in Social Responsibility for the Human Development Center -HDC- project, which consists of a medical clinic, research facility, and a school for worker's children, promoting health, education, and development in the Southwestern region of Guatemala.

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AgroAmerica’s Human Development Center project received the New Champions Award 2021 endorsed by the World Economic Forum in the category of Excellence in Social Responsibility. A project built in 10ha of land donated by AgroAmerica for the construction of a Medical Clinic, Research Center and school for worker’s children in Southwestern Guatemala. (Photo: Business Wire)

Since its opening in 2014, the Center has been managed in alliance comprising the University of Colorado, Project Cure, Foundation for the Comprehensive Health of Guatemalans – Funsalud- and Agroamerica, aiming to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals.

To date, the clinic has provided a range of services for more than 35,000 patients, including medical treatments, dental care, and a childbirth center. The community programs focus on mother and child health and youth development; from 2014 to 2020, 3,343 children and 1,976 women have participated in the programs to decrease maternal and infant mortality and improve the nutritional status of the area; the local level of child malnourishment has been dramatically reduced from the national average of 50% .

The Research Center complements the actions of the HDC. The main objective is to scientifically investigate the root causes of the health problems observed in the region by measuring the incidence of diseases such as Zika, Chikungunya, Dengue, diarrhea, and most recently, COVID-19, to develop action plans to eradicate them.

"We are beyond honored," said Fernando Bolaños, AgroAmerica CEO. "Recognitions like these move and inspire other organizations, companies, and individuals to join and act to positively impact our environment and set worldwide standards for sustainable business, corporate governance, innovation, and social responsibility. Congratulations to all the New Champions!"

WEF New Champions

World Economic Forum New Champion companies are dynamic high-growth companies that are championing new business models, emerging technologies, and sustainable growth strategies in the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

The New Champions award is an initiative to identify and reward exceptional efforts by members of the New Champions Community in sending strong market signals and scaling innovative solutions for revitalizing our societies, accelerating technology and innovation, and promoting responsible corporate governance. See World Economic Forum’s New Champions award announcement here.

About AgroAmerica:

AgroAmerica is a family-owned, diversified, and vertically integrated Corporation in the agro-industrial production, processing, commercialization, and distribution of sustainable food and ingredients of the highest quality committed to contributing to the well-being of people and nature through Corporate Social Responsibility. https://agroamerica.com/en/

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