• About Us

    San Juan AgroExport is a family farming company founded in 1985 by the brothers Tulio García Morales and Víctor Hugo García Morales.

    Taking advantage of exports increase, in 1992, was decided to re locate the facilities to the actual location.

    Mission: We produce, process and sell competitive farm products of excellent quality, in an honest and responsible way guaranteeing the satisfaction of customers, producers, suppliers, collaborators and shareholders; in a framework of loyalty, respect and sustainability.

     

    Vision: Consolidate leadership as a Guatemalan company that produces, processes and sells farm products in the United States and European markets.

    As part of our philosophy we know the importance of seeking the common good of the community and society. To contribute to this we are governed by the following values:

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    OUR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

    We are a company founded in 1985 located in San Juan Sacatepéquez, Guatemala. We work with groups of farmers who base their economy on agriculture, additionally, they use part of the land to plant corn and beans for family food and nutrition security. The main crops of San Juan Agroexport are: Snow Peas, Sugar Snap and French Green Beans.

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    Our success depends on an effective and efficient relationship with our clients and with our collaborators.

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    We promote the protection of the environment through integrated agricultural practices, such as better use of chemicals, crop rotation and proper waste management.

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    We believe and trust that the path to a better nation is to bet on education so we have three programs:

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    We strive to promote the socio-economic development of the country in a responsible and sustainable way.

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    Currently there are two health programs for the benefit of the San Juan AgroExport team.

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    Fight Malnutrition

    On several occasions we have touched on the importance of all those foods that we consume, they provide nutrients that promote the optimal functioning of our body and in most cases these contribute to the eradication and treatment of diseases, it is fully proven that a balanced diet It provides many benefits, but we also need to know the problems that could cause a picture of malnutrition.

    Malnutrition and Malnutrition

    It is important that we know these two terms that are commonly confused, but they represent a polar opposite to balanced nutrition.

    Malnutrition: Refers to poor ingestion or poor absorption of nutrients in the body, it is also due in large part to hypocaloric or hypoprotein deficiency, unfortunately this process occurs mostly in underdeveloped countries, mostly in minors.

    Malnutrition: Malnutrition refers specifically to the nutritional mismanagement that we may have, that is, excess nutrients or lack thereof, which are not necessarily associated with a deplorable physical state, in fact, being overweight is an example of malnutrition , since, in the absence of a good nutritional administration governed by healthy diets, the impact on the body is negative.

    Malnutrition in rural areas

    The causes of malnutrition (mostly child malnutrition) are due to structural deficiencies at the socioeconomic level of a country, other factors that occur are lack of access to education, The fact that a large part of the population living in rural regions does not have the possibility of a decent education, deprives job opportunities from being greater, and therefore the provision of a home is less, giving rise to a rationalization of food in family circles that generally exceed 5 members.

    The Juan Francisco García Comparini Foundation promotes the eradication of malnutrition

    For more than 8 years, the Juan Francisco García Comparini Foundation has promoted programs in the population that seeks every day the eradication of malnutrition problems, and in turn education in the community about the ways in which it can be

    1. On a monthly basis, poor people are supported with bags of basic grains in vulnerable communities.

    2. Month by month training on nutrition is given to more than 450 women from different communities in the Sumpango and San Lucas Sacatepéquez area.

    3. We have an incaparin treatment program for children with malnutrition problems, the duration of each program is according to the needs of each patient.

    4. The corporate programs "My Pantry" and Pharmacy, for the employees of the different companies of our corporation, provide basic grains at lower prices than the market, as well as the ease of obtaining them through payment credit programs.

    5. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, support has been provided to communities with deliveries of food bags and donations of vegetables to low-income communities.

    As a socially responsible company, our commitment to the community with regard to nutrition is one of the most important pillars since we know first-hand the importance of a balanced, green and constant nutrition to benefit our nation and our population, it is for what #SomosSanJuan.

    Climate Change and World Agriculture

    In recent decades climate change has been a determining factor on our planet, it has produced effects of which we must be aware in order to provide benefits not only to our natural environment, but also to have an impact, although it may seem incredible, on what we eat, but how is this possible ?; Climate change influences agriculture, which in turn is the source of foods rich in vitamins and minerals with which we nourish our bodies. This time we will see both points of view, How does climate change affect agriculture?

    Historical References

    In 1992 the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) was adopted in New York and entered into force on March 21, 1994. Its purpose, among other things, is based on strengthening public awareness, on a global scale, of problems related to climate change.

    Years later, in 1997 the Kyoto Protocol was established, this protocol establishes the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions through objectives set for industrialized countries, there are extensive adaptation measures that are developed worldwide

    Global warming and the Greenhouse Effect

    One of the negative effects due to environmental neglect is global warming, the consequences of this result in the loss of fresh water sources, in other areas in the medium term it would be promoting desertification, which in turn would degrade the soil.

    As a result, agricultural techniques are evolving to anticipate these problems that can occur gradually, they are specializing in adapting to hot and dry climates in current crops to go a step forward and optimize them. to avoid losses and continue to maintain the quality that characterizes them.

    In another section, they also highlight that the thawing and warming of some areas would contribute to the generation of new lands that are suitable for cultivation, in places that probably need greenhouses in parts of the year; Likewise, the extended warm seasons favor the acceleration of flowering and harvest of many crops, which in a certain part would increase production.

    Actions we can take in favor of climate change

    To help in the process of climate change and act in favor of our planet there are small actions, but with great repercussions, below, we share some of them:

    1. Reduce CO2 emissions: Whenever you can, use your car less, opt for sustainable means of transport, such as cycling, or use public transport more.

    Every time you use your car, remember that each kilometer that you increase the speed, the CO2 increases considerably and the expense, each liter of fuel that the car consumes represents approximately 2.5 kilos of CO2 emitted into the atmosphere.

     2. Save energy: Reading the optimal recommendations of our appliances not only allows us to save energy but also unnecessary expenses on our electricity bills.

    3. Habits of sustainability: Recycling represents more than 730 kilos of CO2 per year since just recycling reduces half of the garbage generated at home.

    4. Practice reforestation: A tree in its entire life can absorb up to one ton of CO2.

    Always remember to maintain sustainable habits to benefit our planet with small actions that give a great impact, San Juan Agroexport maintains in its regular programs, actions that promote sustainability and that in turn benefit climate change to promote an optimal environment in our crops , always giving the best of Guatemala to the world #WeAreSanJuan.

    The importance of food in times of Coronavirus

    The Coronavirus in our times in a reality that we must somehow accept, this organism will look for as every living organism a receptor to stay, as well as all the existing diseases do, so we should not worry about living a hermetic life, but if we should consider managing a lifestyle that minimizes the impacts of this disease and avoid being white as much as possible so that it seeks us as a recipient.

    We must understand that, as in all diseases, our body must be alert to biological threats; Our immune system naturally is in charge of creating antibodies that allow us to eliminate and neutralize any foreign organism that enters our body. However, it is also necessary for us to know that we can make this work more efficient and effective and make our immune system stronger. That is why we must be responsible in relation to the food we eat, since these can have a positive or negative impact on our body, today we will know more about it.

    1. Hydration

    One of the problems that Covid-19 patients present are hydration problems that arise from fevers that in most cases occur, that is why we drink the recommended dose of water per day (2 liters minimum ) so that our body has optimal hydration that allows it to function properly.

    In addition to drinking water, it is important that we consume fruits and vegetables that have plenty of water, that will give added value to said consumption and will ensure mild symptoms in the event that we get to get sick.

    2. Consumption of fruits and vegetables

    Our suggested daily intake of fruits and vegetables (at least five servings a day) should be part of our diet. Fruits and vegetables provide large amounts of nutrients and vitamins to our body, strengthen our defenses and provide clean energy since they come from totally natural sources without additives that affect the digestion process.

    3. Keep a reserve of healthy snacks

    In this period of confinement, anxiety often grows in a certain way, this causes the need to eat or that we have more hunger spaces during the day, for this it is recommended that we have a reserve of natural foods such as nuts, cheese or yogurt ( low in sugars) to complement these spaces and that we do it in the healthiest way possible.

    4. Greatly avoid processed foods

    Another problem that is occurring in this confinement is the increase in the consumption of fast food due to the lack of accessibility of snacks in the afternoon and evening hours, for this it is necessary that we keep in our vegetable refrigerators to complement our diets, excessive consumption of processed foods can bring health problems to our body and in the same way cause weight gain due to the fats, additives and calories that they contain.

    5. Integrate a family routine in food preparation

    In order to generate unity in our homes and health benefits for our bodies, it includes all family members in creating nutritious menus in which everyone participates in their preparation. Being able to promote the investigation of new options and apply them will not only result in a positive lifestyle, but also a pleasant system of coexistence at home.

    As a last point, we highlight the care we must have when we are preparing and consuming our food in this time of pandemic:

    • Never forget to wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds before preparing any food and before consuming it.

    • It is important to use separate boards to cut raw meat and fish.

    • Cook foods to the recommended temperatures.

    • Keep perishable foods chilled or frozen and constantly check expiration dates.

    • Always use clean dishes and utensils.

    Remember that it is in our hands to take care of our health through our diet and take the necessary measures that will help us avoid coming into contact with the discomfort caused by COVID 19, remember to consume green vegetables that will help your body, always with the highest quality that San Juan Agroexport offers you, always giving the best of Guatemala to the world, for that reason and much more, #SomosSanJuan.

    Blog The importance of food in times of Coronavirus

    The Coronavirus in our times in a reality that we must somehow accept, this organism will look for as every living organism a receptor to stay, as well as all the existing diseases do, so we should not worry about living a hermetic life, but if we should consider managing a lifestyle that minimizes the impacts of this disease and avoid being white as much as possible so that it seeks us as a recipient.

    We must understand that, as in all diseases, our body must be alert to biological threats; Our immune system naturally is in charge of creating antibodies that allow us to eliminate and neutralize any foreign organism that enters our body. However, it is also necessary for us to know that we can make this work more efficient and effective and make our immune system stronger. That is why we must be responsible in relation to the food we eat, since these can have a positive or negative impact on our body, today we will know more about it.

    1. Hydration

    One of the problems that Covid-19 patients present are hydration problems that arise from fevers that in most cases occur, that is why we drink the recommended dose of water per day (2 liters minimum ) so that our body has optimal hydration that allows it to function properly.

    In addition to drinking water, it is important that we consume fruits and vegetables that have plenty of water, that will give added value to said consumption and will ensure mild symptoms in the event that we get to get sick.

    2. Consumption of fruits and vegetables

    Our suggested daily intake of fruits and vegetables (at least five servings a day) should be part of our diet. Fruits and vegetables provide large amounts of nutrients and vitamins to our body, strengthen our defenses and provide clean energy since they come from totally natural sources without additives that affect the digestion process.

    3. Keep a reserve of healthy snacks

    In this period of confinement, anxiety often grows in a certain way, this causes the need to eat or that we have more hunger spaces during the day, for this it is recommended that we have a reserve of natural foods such as nuts, cheese or yogurt ( low in sugars) to complement these spaces and that we do it in the healthiest way possible.

    4. Greatly avoid processed foods

    Another problem that is occurring in this confinement is the increase in the consumption of fast food due to the lack of accessibility of snacks in the afternoon and evening hours, for this it is necessary that we keep in our vegetable refrigerators to complement our diets, excessive consumption of processed foods can bring health problems to our body and in the same way cause weight gain due to the fats, additives and calories that they contain.

    5. Integrate a family routine in food preparation

    In order to generate unity in our homes and health benefits for our bodies, it includes all family members in creating nutritious menus in which everyone participates in their preparation. Being able to promote the investigation of new options and apply them will not only result in a positive lifestyle, but also a pleasant system of coexistence at home.

    As a last point, we highlight the care we must have when we are preparing and consuming our food in this time of pandemic:

    • Never forget to wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds before preparing any food and before consuming it.

    • It is important to use separate boards to cut raw meat and fish.

    • Cook foods to the recommended temperatures.

    • Keep perishable foods chilled or frozen and constantly check expiration dates.

    • Always use clean dishes and utensils.

    Remember that it is in our hands to take care of our health through our diet and take the necessary measures that will help us avoid coming into contact with the discomfort caused by COVID 19, remember to consume green vegetables that will help your body, always with the highest quality that San Juan Agroexport offers you, always giving the best of Guatemala to the world, for that reason and much more, #SomosSanJuan.

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