Deputy Chief of Mission Hodge visits Del Monte facilities in Izabal

Deputy Chief of Mission David Hodge visited Del Monte Fresh Produce facilities in the department of Izabal, where he learned about the banana planting process and the operation of this company, which is key in creating more and better job opportunities.

During his visit to Del Monte, the Deputy Chief of Mission learned about the good practices and the series of export requirements for bananas that they fulfill to make Guatemala the main exporter of this fruit to the U.S. market, which contributes to the country’s prosperity.

Banana exports to the U.S. reported USD 983.2 million for Guatemala, an indicator that the agricultural sector is one of the main engines of the Guatemalan economy and that banana production makes a significant contribution to the economic development of the country.

Visita a Del Monte (USDA)