Cámara del Agro’s objective is to increase formal employment with social coverage in every area of agriculture. It specifically focuses on creating a law-abiding culture that aims to generate dignified jobs in the industry.
In this page you will find documents related to agriculture:
- Joint Agreement with International Labor Organization
- Good Labor Practices
- Camara del Agro’s Members Labor Policy
On March 19th, 2014, The Presidents of the different sectors that conform the agricultural industry in Guatemala (producers, exporters and agribusinesses) subscribed the Declaration of Environmental Commitment and presented the Environmental Policy that will guide agriculture in the future.
The Environmental Policy is aligned with the strategic efforts that all members of Cámara del Agro have already started to promote the observance of national legislation related to the environment and to a sustainable development of agriculture. It is also aligned with the Corporate Social Responsibility model defined by CACIF–the umbrella entity that organises all private activity in Guatemala.
The launch of this Environmental Policy confirms the commitment that private agriculture has to voluntarily respect the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.
Moments when the Minister of Environmental and Natural Resources pronounces her speech during the launch of the Environmental Policy.
FUNDAZÚCAR creates, executes and promotes human development programs under a framework of respect, self-development and charity in public policy. As a result, relationships with the community stop being philanthropic in nature and transform themselves on corporate social responsibility in the long run, while in the short term institutional relations with the community are continuously strengthened.
Programs are built around these major areas of human development:
- Municipality Strengthening
Underlying all programs are these principles:
- Desconcentration of resources
This last principle of Participation is viewed as a tenet for involving the community and making each member a live actor in the development process, rather than mere recipients of resources.
Two major pillars support the actual implementation of all programs:
- Logical framework
- Alliance Building
The LOGICAL FRAMEWORK is understood as the method by which programs focus on identifying the root causes of problems and their solutions, rather on solving the tail end of problems.
The ALLIANCE BUILDING pillar seeks to understand issues based on the logical framework to engage all interested parties in common objectives in order to better allocate efforts and resources to achieve the desired results. FUNDAZÚCAR understands the value of building working networks to deliver results.
FUNDAZÚCAR integrates the POLITICAL and SOCIAL contexts to its programs given that each of these areas provide context at both the national and community levels. To this end, it focuses it efforts on key actors in the process, as follows:
- In Health: The patient being the end beneficiary
- In Education: Both teachers and women
- In Municipality Strengthening: The Major, the Municipal Council, and the citizens
The role and weight that these key actors play in their communities make them strategic participants of FUNDAZÚCAR’s programs because the sugar sector can build direct relationships with them and therefore deliver on their expected results for their betterment of life standards.
FUNDAZÚCAR is clear that
- It represents sugar as one of the strongest and most successful industries in the country with a social responsibility perspective
- It is an organization that executes programs rather than donating resources for others to execute
- It has built its vision based on long term goals that have been derived from the Peace Accords and the Goals of the Millenium
- It has earned national and international respect as a result of its effectiveness, transparency and perseverance.
Fundación del Azúcar – FUNDAZÚCAR –
PBX: (502) 2386-2000 / FAX: (502) 2386-2155
Address: 5a. Avenida 5-55 Zona 14
Edificio Euro plaza Torre 3, Nivel 17 / 01014
Guatemala, Guatemala C.A.
FUNDAZÚCAR Clinics – ESCUINTLA
Km. 59.5 Carretera a Taxisco
Tel: (502) 7889-2879 Telefax: (502) 7889-1336
2ª. Avenida 6-10 zona 1
Tel: (502) 7872-0025
Fax: (502) 7872-3627
Plaza Palmeras Local 82
Tel: (502) 7889-9849
What is FUNCAFE
It is a non-for-profit social development organization founded in 1994 by coffee producers. It works to improve the human development of the rural population in Guatemala by increasing the quality of social services in the areas of Health, Education and Food Safety & Nutrition. Its objective is to provide a more competitive economic activity in the coffee industry as a whole.
Boost human development in the rural area
Be the social arm of the coffee industry in Guatemala
Contribute to increase the quality of life of individuals in the rural areas