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Sustainable organic farming to boost the local economy

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Sustainable organic farming to boost the local economy

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In this section, we cover companies that are developing technologies or using sustainable farming that help people design their lives and businesses in an environmentally friendly and economically viable way.
We highlight inspiring projects that farmers and future generations can use as an example to follow.

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Caoba, a sustainable farm in Antigua Guatemala

When Alex Kronick took over the farm, the property consisted of only three hectares and their main crops were coffee and roses. This was in May 2004. At that time Alex, a Guatemalan farmer, soon foresees an opportunity. He wanted to turn his business into a sustainable farming project that focused on respecting the environment, delivering quality products, and benefiting local communities.

Arugula was the first crop to be introduced using the new sustainable farming method, and since then, the farm has been able to produce and sell more than 100 different organic crops commercially.

Today Caoba Farms is made up of two fully functioning farms with a total of approximately 45 hectares. Top restaurants and hotels in Antigua and Guatemala City are some of their most loyal customers. Visitors can spend a day on the farm and enjoy delicious meals at the Caoba farm or fill out their bags with fresh crops they can buy at the farm’s shop.

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A farm that enhances biodiversity

Monoculture agricultural farming practices use chemicals to grow crops, they impoverish the soil, and it is clear for all to see.
This Guatemalan farm uses sustainable practices to fortify the soil, and they manage the precious water resources available to them by limiting use to waste and captured rainwater. They respect animals and treat them as part of the ecosystem we all belong to. Complementary crops are planted near each other to boost biodiversity and crop rotation is implemented to rejuvenate the soil.
Caoba makes their own compost and they are on the path to becoming 100% sustainable.
Sustainability is the future of organic farming and it could be the future for Guatemala and any country that is searching for new opportunities to develop a viable agriculture business model.

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Learn sustainable farming through Caoba farm’s activities

– organic farmers markets

Saturdays can be very entertaining at Caoba’s. Many farmers attend the market by offering a wide variety of fresh food. They also invite an NGO, which gives information about its projects in Guatemala.
During the market, visitors can take part in many activities and enjoy the sound of live music.

– tour and learn about sustainability

Learning about organic farming and sustainable agriculture methods could be a life-changing experience.
At Caoba, a bilingual guide will show you around the farm. You will have the opportunity to taste berries, edible flowers, and meet the animals that populate the farm.

– volunteer

Volunteering at Caoba farms is a superb way to exchange three hours of your time in exchange for a bag of organic vegetables and a wealth of experience in sustainable organic farming.

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If you are willing to learn about organic farming you will also have the opportunity to visit a stunning place that lies amongst volcanos.

Antigua Guatemala

Visiting Caoba Farms could be a great opportunity to be charmed by one of the most beautiful and magical cities in all of the Americas: Antigua Guatemala.
This Spanish colonial city was founded in 1543 and declared a World Cultural Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1979.

This city has deep religious roots, history, coloured monuments, and cobbled streets. The climate is enchanting and the view of the three volcanoes of Agua, Acatenango, and Fuego is exceptional.

The city suffered several earthquakes however it still preserves its buildings from the 16th century in addition to its traditions and legends.

Antigua Guatemala is also rich in handicrafts such as traditional fabrics, ceramics, silver and gold products, waxworks, and metal products. Visitors will be delighted by the local gastronomy and typical sweets.

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