From 2011 to date, the Sugarcane Agribusiness, through the Association of Sugar Producers of Guatemala (Asazgua) and the Private Institute for Climate Change Research (ICC), has actively planted trees, reaching a total of 8.8 million trees planted in key areas for the recovery and conservation of watersheds in the South Coast.

This effort is part of its commitment to sustainability and the protection of natural resources. As part of the 2023 Reforestation Plan, more than 955,000 trees were planted on 860 hectares of land in 11 departments of Guatemala, equivalent to approximately 1,229 soccer fields.

Since the beginning of the program, 55 native species have been reforested and, by the end of 2023, a total of 7,000 hectares, equivalent to 11,000 soccer fields, will be reforested. In addition, the sugar mills complement this effort with their own reforestation and natural forest conservation programs, adding 14,800 hectares of forest, equivalent to 21,144 soccer fields.

These efforts contribute significantly to the sustainable management of Guatemala’s Pacific watersheds, maintaining the water cycle, protecting the soil, and conserving the diversity of flora and fauna. Reforestation is also part of agribusiness’ contribution to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, specifically Goal 15 “Life of Terrestrial Ecosystems” and Goal 13 “Climate Action”, demonstrating its active role in the sustainable management of forests and in combating the effects of climate change.

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