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INTERNATIONAL FOOD AND AGRIBUSINESS MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION


THANK YOU TO OUR IFAMA 2022 SPONSORS!


BAYER 

At Bayer, we believe in the power of human ingenuity to shape one of humankind’s first inventions: agriculture. For more than 150 years, we’ve used science and imagination to help better people’s lives by advancing health and nutrition. As a leader in agriculture, we understand the importance of living up to our responsibilities to farmers, consumers and the environment. That’s why we are raising the bar in transparency, sustainability and engagement – and strive to deliver the best solutions for agriculture.


BANRURAL

Since its creation at the end of the last century, Banrural has been a turning point in the banking and financial system for promoting financial inclusion, the democratization of banking as well as rural development. Nowadays, it is positioned as the 2nd largest bank in Guatemala and the 3rd in Central America. As a Financial Group it is the 2nd largest in the region. Recently, Banrural launched the Agroamigo App, a platform that provides information on the nutritional composition of soils and the presence of diseases and pests in crops, which allows farmers to efficiently plan suitable fertilization and protection interventions. Banrural promotes precision agriculture, because it believes in the power of information to increase the sustainable productivity of the land.


ASEGURADORA RURAL

Aseguradora Rural is part of the Banrural Financial Group. For 15 years it has been a major player in the market. Its portfolio offers a wide range of products that meet the needs of insuring people and goods. One of these products is parametric insurance, which has become a valuable tool for farmers to manage critical situations resulting from excessive rainfall and drought that affect our countries, including earthquake risk. Aseguradora Rural supports farmers in order to overcome climate challenges, helping to maintain the supply of the markets and the food security of the population, especially those who live in conditions of vulnerability.


CARGILL

Our ambition is to have the most sustainable food supply chains in the world. From small family farms to global shipping lanes, Cargill works every day to implement new sustainable practices to reduce our impact on the planet and protect people. Through our long history, we have seen agriculture be part of the solution to the world’s most urgent challenges. We know that we must address climate change and conserve water and forests, while meeting the rising demand for food. These are complex challenges, but we have overcome many obstacles to keep our food system resilient and we will continue. We feel a deep responsibility to protect the planet and its people, to ensure a cleaner, safer future for generations to come.


POZUELO

For more than 100 years, we are the Food Company that provides their consumers with moments of happiness and flavour with a nutritious, fun and innovative product. With our cheerful people which are filled with talent and passion, we achieve profitable growth, quality of life and a sustainable development. We are the leading company in the cookie sector in the Central American market, and we belong to Grupo Nutresa S.A. We have more than 2,000 direct employees, the main operation being in Costa Rica, where we have more than 1,300 employees.  
Grupo Nutresa S. A. is the leading processed food company in Colombia and one of the most important players in the sector in Latin America. Founded in 1920, it currently has nearly 46,000 employees and operates through nine business units. POZUELO has a differentiated business model beginning with its people:  talented, innovative, committed and responsible, who contribute to sustainable development.  Its brands -leaders, recognized and beloved-are part of the daily life of consumers and are supported in nutritious, reliable products, and its distribution network, with a differentiated offering by channels and segments that make the portfolio of products widely available throughout the strategic region.

JOHN DEERE

For 185 years John Deere has led the way in developing innovative solutions to help our customers become more productive. We conduct business essential to life in ways that are more sustainable for all.  We produce intelligent, connected machines and applications that are helping revolutionize the agriculture and construction industries – and enable life to leap forward. Our technology-driven efforts are guided by a single, overarching goal – unlocking customer economic and sustainable value. Our easy-to-use products and solutions deliver results our customers see in the field, on the job site, and in their pockets. We ensure seamless access to parts, services, and performance upgrades from take-home to trade-in by providing world class support throughout the lifecycle of our customers’ equipment. In doing so, we will build on our track record of delivering genuine customer value.


ZAMORANO

Zamorano is an international university that offers young people from different countries and backgrounds the opportunity to become professionals - leaders - with skills and values, capable of transforming companies and organizations that respond to current challenges in Latin America and the world. Challenges such as conservation of natural resources, education for sustainable agri-food systems, rural transformation and development of internationally competitive agricultural and agro-industries in Latin America and the world.


BAC & ASSOCIATES

At bac&asocciates we believe in the Concept of Agribusiness developed by John H Davies and Harvard Emeritus Professor Ray Goldberg a long time ago.  Its use has helped the development and competitiveness of many agri-food systems from around the world contributing in that way with feeding the world. Behind that powerful concept is IFAMA and therefore we are proud to be a sponsor of the IFAMA Costa Rica 2022 Conference.


TABOGA

At Taboga, we believe in the power to generate energy in a sustainable way with the crops of our lands. For more than 60 years, we´ve been one of the country´s main producer of conventional, organic and flavored sugars. As an agro-industry based in Guanacaste, we are the most diversified sugar mill in the country, producing electricity, alcohol, rice and protein for animal feed. Our environmental policy assures we develop agro-industrial activities that prevent, assess, and reduce the environmental impact to benefit the health and well-being of our staff and surrounding communities, all while complying with applicable legislation.



SUSTAINABILITY LABORATORY

The Sustainability Laboratory is working to address urgent sustainability challenges facing the planet by creating and demonstrating effective tools for catalyzing radical change. The Lab's work is dedicated to four interrelated areas of activity, essential for catalyzing deep change: Development Projects, Technology Innovations, Green Economics, and Education.



FONTAGRO

FONTAGRO is a unique sustainable co-financing mechanism for the development of agricultural technology in Latin America, the Caribbean, and Spain, and establishes a forum for the discussion of priority issues of technological innovation.


PINALBO

Costa Rica is the number one exporter of pineapples in the world. Pinalbo is located in Pital which is considered the birthplace of this iconic fruit. Piñalbo is a midsized company with 220 hectares of plantation. The management uses new technology and best agricultural practices in reducing environmental impact with the highest efficiency possible. The plantation is surrounded by a private natural reserve allowing for a balance of monoculture and the natural ecosystem, enabling the plantation to achieve Rainforest Alliance certification.



DOS PINOS

The Dos Pinos Milk Producers Cooperative brings together more than 1,290 Associates who daily produce 1.4 million liters of Premium quality cow's milk for the production of more than 900 products that cannot be missing from the table of Costa Rican consumers and of the Central American region. Its social and economic impact means that the local economies of Costa Rica receive close to $1 million for milk on a daily basis, and in addition, 92% of associated producers are small and medium-sized, which contribute 65% of the milk produced.


LA REPUBLICA

We are the most influential news media group in Costa Rica. We listen and respond to our audience’s needs.  We help organizations communicate and promote their innovative strategies, products and solutions. LaRepublica has almost 2 million unique monthly visits, and more than 700 thousand followers on social networks.  We believe in an inclusive and productive society that promotes sustainability and universal access to education and health. Further, that dynamic businesses should be able to operate in healthy competition, regulated by an efficient and transparent State.  In our own media, we strive to achieve diversity.

CAFE BRITT

Café Britt started the way most of our days do: with the search for great coffee. Costa Rica has been producing some of the world’s best coffee for more than one hundred years. Before Café Britt, however, all gourmet coffee was exported. Costa Ricans and visitors to the country only had access to the lower-quality beans reserved for domestic consumption. But where many people would have seen a barrier, the founders of Café Britt saw an opportunity.More than three decades later, we are still offering Costa Rica's finest gourmet coffee. Since the beginning, Café Britt has roasted in the country of origin. It's one of our hallmarks and one of the biggest differences between us and other coffee companies. Our coffee is picked, roasted, and packed in Costa Rica, and then it's delivered fresh to you. We are particularly proud of our reputation as a socially and environmentally responsible company, focusing on the well-being of our employees, our community, and the environment.

AJE GROUP

AJE was born in Ayacucho – Peru, more than 30 years ago. Commitment to the environment and nature, for this company, is part of its DNA. It is the natural environment in which we grew up, in which we grew up and in which we began to take our first steps. AJE has a global portfolio with brands like BIO, Cielo, Pulp, Free Tea, Cifrut, Sporade, BIG Cola and Volt in more than 8 categories. We operate in more than 20 countries in Latin America, Asia and Africa being one of the biggest multinationals in the world. AJE is compromised with a new dream, inspiring and transforming a sustainable world renewing our visual identity as an expression of that compromise. Every icon, inspired in our origin and millennial culture has a special meaning in its essence and represents our effort for adopting a sustainable and healthy lifestyle.



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CINDE

CINDE, the Costa Rican Investment Promotion Agency, is a private, non-political, and non-profit organization. For 40 years, we have advised and guided nearly 400 high-tech companies to develop their operations and strategies in the country. We provide turn-key support to multinationals including 7 of the top 50 food companies globally such as Nestlé, Coca Cola, Kraft Heinz, Cargill, Unilever, Bimbo, Bayer, Dole, Del Monte, Mondelez and Starbucks. All turn-key services are free of charge. Costa Rica has become the right partner to reach sustainable productivity and drive investment with a purpose by delivering on people, planet and a prosperous ecosystem where converging technologies grow to drive smarter business growth. At CINDE we promote FDI in strategic sectors such as Life Sciences, Smart Manufacturing, Knowledge-Intensive Services, and Health & Wellbeing. For five consecutive years, we have ranked as the world’s top institution in attracting Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), by the International Trade Center from the United Nations.




INCAE BUSINESS SCHOOL

Considered the best business school in Latin America, INCAE has promoted the progress of Latin American society, through the training of talent from regional leaders through Master's degrees and Executive Programs. For more than five decades, they have worked alongside companies, international organizations, and professionals of the highest caliber to solve problems, develop capabilities, and prepare them to respond to the demands of the future.


EARTH UNIVERSITY

In its mission to prepare leaders with ethical values to contribute to sustainable development and to construct a prosperous and just society, EARTH University offers a world-class scientific and technological four-year undergraduate degree in Agricultural Sciences, emphasizing ethical entrepreneurship and strong socio-environmental commitment.

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