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Bananera Nacional, S.A., BANASA, in alliance with the Association of the Trifinio Suroccidente (ASODITSO) and the Institute of Climate Change (ICC) in Guatemala, started this year a new Diploma of “Community adaptation to climate change”. This is the second diploma course that is carried out in the southwestern area in order to strengthen the capacities of communities to adapt to the impacts of climate change and to learn about the importance of good risk management in vulnerable areas.

The diploma course began this month with the first module on integrated watershed management, with the specific topics of watershed diagnosis, its importance and methodology; how to develop a management plan for a basin; and definitions of climate change.

Three sessions were held by the ICC, which consisted of face-to-face classes, workshops and practical activities. For this first module, a field trip was conducted through the upper, middle and lower part of the Ocosito River basin, with the aim of putting into practice what participants learned.

More than 50 people are participating in the Diploma -BANASA workers, community leaders of 12 communities and Municipal Firemen.

“We thank BANASA for the great support they are giving to the communities and for taking us into account in this Diploma,” said the participant of the Municipal Firemen of Coatepeque.

The participating communities are San Luis, Pomal, Los Encuentros, Troje, San Rafel, Pacayá I, Valle Lirio, Colonia Diaz, Chiquirines, Carrizales, Morenas, Colonia Barillas and La Blanquita, from the municipalities of La Blanca, San Marcos; Coatepeque, Quetzaltenango and Retalhuleu, Retalhuleu.

Bernhard Roehrs, corporate director of BANASA, said that “these trainings are part of a comprehensive program of conservation of the environment and adaptation to climate change, which BANASA carries out with local actors, government institutions and non-governmental organizations.”

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BANASA Credits and Loan Coop held its annual meeting

The Savings and Loan Coop “Mi Gente” held its annual meeting to announce the results, projections and benefits.


115 children finished the BANASA“Growing up Healthy” program

BANASA, in partnership with the University of Colorado, implements the Growing Healthy program to help improve health and nutrition in rural Guatemala.

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BANASA helps raise the academic level of South Western region of Guatemala

Mojarras School implements a model focused on the student and his or her social and natural environment.

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BANASA begins school snack program for the 2017 school year

BANASA’s Food and Nutrition Security Program “One banana a day”, which complements children’s school snacks, began in March in the municipalities of Ayutla, San Marcos and Caballo Blanco.


BANASA held the closing ceremony of the graduate Diploma on “Adaptation to Climate Change”

Banasa carried out a Diploma Program to strengthen local capacities and adopting measures in the face of climate change.


BANASA opens a new childbirth center to help Guatemalan families in the rural area

BANASA, in partnership with the University of Colorado, opened a new birth center as part of its current Health Clinic located in Los Encuentros, Coatepeque.

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4,175 children benefited from the BANASA program “A banana a day changes your life”

(Español) BANASA, llevó a cabo las clausuras del programa “Un Banano al día cambia tu vida”, en el que donó más de 82,400 bananos a 4,175 niños de 7 escuelas.


Students from BANASA’s school were recognized

wo students from Banasa’s School Mojarras won recognition as fourth and fifth grade best readers in the southwestern region of Guatemala, in Funcafe’s Third Reading Contest.


(Español) La Escuela Mojarras de Banasa es modelo para otras escuelas

(Español) Por segunda vez, la escuela privada de Banasa, Mojarras, recibió la visita de docentes de escuelas de El Quetzal, La Reforma y Nuevo Progreso, del departamento de San Marcos, para conocer su metodología académica.


BANASA works in partnership with the World Wildlife Fund-WWF

(Español) Banasa trabaja en alianza con la organización mundial World Wildlife Fund -WWF- para la implementación de prácticas que promuevan el uso sostenible de los recursos.