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Quality and Productivity of Small-scale Beekeepers Engaged in Fair Trade

The project's general objective is to help the small bee producers of the southwestern region raise their income through improvements in production, generation of added value, and marketing of honey.
The project's specific objectives are: (i) to improve beekepers' access to financing with which to produce and market their proudcts; (ii) to raise honey output by increasing the number of hives in production and enhancing productivity; (iii) to improve quality and add value to the honey, to meet market needs; (iv) to enhance beekepers' ability to efficiently market their products in high-value markets; and (v) to build Copiasuro's business management capacity, so that it can deliver better production and marketing support

Project Detail



Project Number


Approval Date

July 29, 2004

Project Status


Project Type

Loan Operation





Lending Instrument

Programa de Empresariado Social & Pequeños Proyectos

Lending Instrument Code




Facility Type


Environmental Classification


Total Cost

USD 315,000.00

Country Counterpart Financing

USD 57,000.00

Original Amount Approved

USD 258,000.00

Financial Information
Operation Number Lending Type Reporting Currency Reporting Date Signed Date Fund Financial Instrument
SP/ID-04-24-GU Non-Sovereign Guaranteed USD - United States Dollar Italian Trust Fund for Micro-enterprise Small Project Financing
Operation Number SP/ID-04-24-GU
  • Lending Type: Non-Sovereign Guaranteed
  • Reporting Currency: USD - United States Dollar
  • Reporting Date:
  • Signed Date:
  • Fund: Italian Trust Fund for Micro-enterprise
  • Financial Instrument: Small Project Financing

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Other Documents
SEP - Social Entrepreneurship Program
GUATEMALA_ Calidad y Productividad de Pequeños Apicultores del Comercio Justo [583683].PDF
Dec. 31, 1999
Executive Summaries papers
GUATEMALA_ Quality and Productivity of Small-Scale Beekeepers Engaged in Fair Trade [583685].PDF
Dec. 31, 1999

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