The Agribusiness food company, AgroAmerica, is sponsoring the 100K Innovation Fund grant competition for higher education projects aimed at universities in The United States, Central America and the Dominican Republic.
The 100K Innovation Fund New Grant Competition is sponsored by the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs of the U.S. Department of State and supported by AgroAmerica, the U.S. Embassy in Guatemala and the NGO Partners of the Americas. The 100K Fund will be awarded in 12 grants of $25,000 this year to support new higher education projects.
AgroAmerica is the second multinational company in Guatemala to join this public-private initiative. The company's CEO, Fernando Bolaños Valle, said that "it is with great enthusiasm that AgroAmerica joins the State Department as a strategic partner in this regional initiative, in an organic way, because of our shared values; building, through educational programs, a more prosperous future full of hope for our countries... we are convinced that the future of our continent depends on strategic investments like these, which will multiply prosperity for the United States, Guatemala and the region."
Javier Aguirre, corporate director of AgroAmerica, explained that the company donated funds to strengthen local capacities in the areas of climate change, human rights, natural resource management, sustainable agriculture, conservation and reforestation, environmental protection and sustainable businesses.
"The new 100K Strong Americas Innovation Fund partnerships, supported by AgroAmerica and the Department of State, will grow the number of students in the United States, Central America and the Dominican Republic, so working together, they will acquire valuable new skills and knowledge and grow our economies," said Julie Chung, acting assistant secretary of the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs at the U.S. Department of State.
About the 100K Innovation Fund
The 100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund is the public-private sector collaboration between the Department of State, U.S. embassies and Partners of the Americas to promote a positive agenda for the region by harnessing the power of education.
AgroAmerica is an agribusiness company dedicated to the production and commercialization of food products, through the use of sustainable and responsible cultivation methods. It operates in Europe, the United States, Mexico, Guatemala, Ecuador, Peru, and Panama. The Company's Corporate Sustainability Strategy aims to generate value and balance between economic growth, natural resource conservation, and the wellbeing of customers, employees, and stakeholders.
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