AgroEncuentro brings together rural producers with exporters

The 2016 AgroEncuentro Rural brought together 20 agro-export companies and 50 producers from the north, central and southwest regions of Guatemala (Terra, 11 November 2016). According to organizers, they expect the event to generate US$3.2 million in medium and short-term business (Terra). The Plataforma AGRITRADE of AGEXPORT has organized the event since 2013 and the Vice President Luis Teo noted that since then, there has been growth in agricultural sectors like vegetables throughout the rural areas (Perspectiva). AGRITRADE also holds an expo and conference in March 2017 in Antigua with more than 100 international buyers and 95 exhibitors.