Coffee Economics in Guatemala

"Agricultural development is one of the most powerful tools to end extreme poverty, boost shared prosperity and feed a projected 9.7 billion people by 2050.  Growth in the agriculture sector is two to four times more effective in raising incomes among the poorest compared to other sectors."

- THE WORLD BANK 2018

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"To provide rapid improvement for the poor, we need a system that draws in innovators and businesses in a far better way… Such a system would have a twin mission: making profits and also improving lives for those who don’t fully benefit from market forces. “

- BILL GATES

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Business + Impact

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Events

Commonwealth events bring entrepreneurs, policymakers, and impact investors together to accelerate businesses that strengthen communities.

Coffee with Ambassador Manuel Espina

Wednesday, January 8, 2020
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
The Embassy of Guatemala
2220 R Street NW
Washington, DC 20008

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Address from Thrive Farmers President Tom Matthesen

Thursday, November 8, 2018
Indiana Conference on Citizenship
Banker's Life Fieldhouse
125 S Pennsylvania St.
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204

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