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Popoyán

Partnership period: June 2015 – September 2018

Country: Guatemala

ACHIEVEMENTS: One thousand hectares of land will be under organic pest management in the Western Highlands, and demand for biological pest products among smallholder farmers will stimulate sales of $130,000.

PURPOSE: Scale up the production, marketing, and sales of beneficial insects and biological pest control products.

APPROACH: The business has established more than 30 demonstration plots showing the value of beneficial insects and other organisms that improve plant health in horticultural crops. It has trained nearly 4,500 smallholder farmers in integrated pest management.