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Honduran producers commit to sustainability in melon production

Miguel Molina, the president of the Honduran company Agrolibano, which specializes in the production and marketing of melons, recently presented the 2016-2018 Sustainability Report. “Agrolibano believes that sustainability goes through two major challenges: poverty and climate change. To overcome them, we need to make profound changes in business models and consumption habits,” Molina said.

According to Molina, the company is implementing strategies to achieve a carbon emission neutrality, thus contributing to improving the quality of the environment, people's lives, and ensuring sustainable production.

Molina said that the 2016-2018 Sustainability Report was verified by the Honduran Foundation for Corporate Social Responsibility (Fundahrse), as one of their goals is being recognized as the world's most reliable fruit supplier and having excellent service.

Pamela Molina, an executive of the company, said that Agrolibano based its business model on their vision, mission, and values, which follows a management model that is based on legal ethical compliance, and the integration of rules and accepted standards, among other things.

The Sustainability Report evidences the principle of transparency that is key for Agrolibano, as well as its commitment to contribute to a better world in 2030 by following the sustainable development goals as a route, Molina said.

She also said that the company sold its fruit in 40 countries on three continents, exporting some 4,000 containers of melons, and thus contributing to 1% of the country's Gross Domestic Product (GDP). 34% of the melon is exported to North America, 19% to England, 38% to the rest of Europe, 5% to Asia, and 4% to the Middle East, generating around 14 million dollars in foreign currency, she said.



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