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Name:
Julio Javier Madrid Cruz
If Other:
Business Name:

Comité de la Semilla de Ramón de ACOFOP

Location:

Guatemala

Address:

3ª Avenida 4ª calle zona 2, Santa Elena, Petén

City:

Flores

State/Province
Zip Code:
Country:

Guatemala

Region:
Central America
In Business Since:

2014

Phone:

(502) 79263571 -3572, (502) 59270391

Website:
Do you have experience exporting directly?

No

Describe yourself in 140 characters or less:

Sustainably managing and transforming the Ramon seed (Brosimum alicastrum).

Bio:

In October of 2012, the ACOFOP management team developed a series of workshops in which they decided to promote non-timber forest products, mainly by developing a value chain for the Ramón seed. With this mission in mind, the Management Board for the Ramón Nut Value Chain Steering Committee was elected on October 24, 2012. The members of this value chain are from forest concessions, and are currently involved in the following entrepreneurial groups: Cruce a la Colorada Integral Forest Association (AFICC), the Civil Society Organization for Management and Conservation (OMYC), Alimentos NutriNaturales S.A. (ANSA), Effort Civil Society (El Esfuerzo), La Lucha Cooperative (La Lucha) and the Muralla de León Association (AMUL). From these various concessions and organizations, ACOFOP unites 339 women and 163 men working in these productive activities, including gathering and processing the Ramón nut.

Number of employees:

1-10

Size of business (annual sales in US$)

<US$50,000

What is your primary language?

English

Products of interest
Sector (check all that apply)

Food and beverage

Type

Manufacturer, marketer

Type (select all that apply)

Grower or harvester

Export to

United States

Sector ( check all that apply )

Food and beverage

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Standards or Certification Body

Markets (Select all that apply)

Afghanistan

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Business - First/Last Name

Julio Javier Madrid Cruz

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Do you export directly?
About Us
In October of 2012, the ACOFOP management team developed a series of workshops in which they decided to promote non-timber forest products, mainly by developing a value chain for the Ramón seed. With this mission in mind, the Management Board for the Ramón Nut Value Chain Steering Committee was elected on October 24, 2012. The members of this value chain are from forest concessions, and are currently involved in the following entrepreneurial groups: Cruce a la Colorada Integral Forest Association (AFICC), the Civil Society Organization for Management and Conservation (OMYC), Alimentos NutriNaturales S.A. (ANSA), Effort Civil Society (El Esfuerzo), La Lucha Cooperative (La Lucha) and the Muralla de León Association (AMUL). From these various concessions and organizations, ACOFOP unites 339 women and 163 men working in these productive activities, including gathering and processing the Ramón nut.