The sustainable oil palm company, Agroaceite has implemented a comprehensive training plan on occupational safety and other topics for its workers of the oil mill, in order to give them the necessary tools to have a safe work place and better ways to do their work.
“At Agroaceite we worry about the safety of our workers. For that reason, our training plan underscores particularly the use of Personal Protection Equipment – PPE -, the use of fire extinguishers, and first aid principles,” said Bernhard Roehrs, Corporate Director of Agroaceite.
Training on first aid was provided by the Municipal Firefighters and included evacuation routes and response capacity for emergencies.
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The sustainable palm oil company, AGROACEITE, in partnership with the Asociación de Desarrollo Integral del Trifinio Suroccidente (ASODITSO) and the Institute for Climate Change (ICC in Spanish), carried out this year a new Certification Course on “Community Adaptation to Climate Change”.
This is the second certification course that AGROACEITE offers in the southwestern border of Guatemala with the objective of strengthening the capacities of communities to adapt to the impacts of impending climate change and to learn of the importance of good risk management in vulnerable areas.
Guatemala is among the countries most vulnerable to climate change. According to the ICC, the effects of this phenomenon are already felt and even Read More
Agroaceite helps raise the academic level of three Southwestern departments of Guatemala: Quetzaltenango, Retalhuleu and San Marcos, through the implementation of novel practices and a state-of-the-art methodology, the Mojarras school.
Students, teachers and parents of the Mojarras school participated in the activity sponsored by Funcafé that highlighted the accomplishments of the school readiness program called “Coffee Kindergarten”, under the education component, in the framework of the Rural Value Chains – PCVR/USAID. The teachers and the students of the Mojarras school made a demonstration of the method used to teach reading. The event took place in the facilities of Anacafé in Guatemala City, with the participation of Ministry of Education authorities, Read More
By: The Oil Palm
NGOs and campaign groups rarely admit that they are wrong. They almost never admit that an industry that they have been campaigning against is right. But that is effectively what the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) – a US-based campaign group – has done in relation to palm oil.
UCS has pointed out that palm oil is not the environmental bogeyman that NGOs have made it out to be. Why? Because it is not a major contributor to global deforestation.
Guatemala, June, 2016. Agroaceite the sustainable palm oil production company, in partnership with the Climate Change Institute and the Asociacion del Trifinio Suroccidente, held the fourth session of the diploma course “Community adaptation to climate change” which consisted of a tour of the upper, middle and lower part of the Ocosito basin, to know its operation and put into practice the lessons learned during the first module of the diploma course: “Integrated Basin Management”.
More than 50 people attended, including workers from Agroaceite and leaders of the communities: Colonia Díaz, Chiquirines, Colonia Barillas, El Pomal, San Luis, El Reparo, Pacayá I, Palmar I and II, Carrizales, Read More
Agroaceite, a banana and vegetable oil producer, together with Civil Society, local governments and the National Coordinator for Disaster Reduction -CONRED-, carried out the second phase of the formation of local coordinators for disaster reduction- COLRED- in the southwestern, three department zone of Guatemala, where three departments: Retalhuleu, Quetzaltenango and San Marcos meet.
The goal of this effort is to strengthen local capacity to carry out appropriate actions before, during and after a natural disaster. The formation of a COLRED unit in each community allows it to organize and take prevention measures, response and recovery when faced with a natural disaster.
“We women take time Read More