Developing Value-added Models to process Native Seeds in Antigua Guatemala

Contour Lines is buying harvests from thousands of families who are cultivating their own agroforestry sites and is employing and training a team of local women from the surroundings of Antigua, Guatemala, to process seeds and fruits that would otherwise be lost or sold with no profit gain. The grant will support the acquisition and installation of equipment within the local communities to process seeds and fruits in solar dryers, jarring setups, cacao fermenters, and flour-making facilities. They will create markets that can absorb much of the harvest by significantly enhancing the quality of products like salsas, ferments, dried fruits, gluten-free flours, and baked goods while bringing income to families.


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September 29, 2023

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