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What we do at the CATIE Guatemala NTO

CATIE Guatemala coordinates actions in the country and it is the liaison for the technical and administrative departments at the Central Headquarters. These are some of our actions.

  • Incentivize and support the actions of each one of the projects and national and regional programs.
  • Promote CATIE’s master and doctoral programs.
  • Conduct training in the country, based on the needs of each institution requesting services.
  • Support the growth and consolidation of the Association of Guatemalan Graduates of CATIE (AGECATIE).


Products and services

The Guatemala NTO channels the products and services that CATIE offers on matters related to research, training programs and the Graduate School.

Who we are

It was on August 1, 1983 in San José, Republic of Costa Rica, that the Government of Guatemala signed the Contract for the Constitution of CATIE and ratified its acceptance of the contract through Government Agreement No. 299 dated September 19, 1983 and duly published in the Official Gazette on April 10, 1984.

In accordance with the Ministerial Agreement No. 98-2000 issued by the Ministry of the Interior of Guatemala on June 27, 2000, and published in the Official Gazette on July 10 of the same year, an office was authorized to open in Guatemala and its constitution was registered in the Registry Office of the capital city in tome 47 for Corporations, folio 317, section 213 dated July 20, 2000.

The purpose of the CATIE Guatemala office is to represent CATIE in all its dimensions, giving timely response to demands and needs at different levels. This includes the strengthening of training and educational activities, support to research and development projects, and technical assistance and resource administration for technical cooperation to the agricultural and natural resource management sectors.

Projects

We manage a wide range of projects from the CATIE Guatemala NTO. These range from the Mesoamerican Agro-environmental Program (MAP-Norway) to forest management, watersheds, innovations in vegetables and much more. The list below details our projects, their partners, coordinators and contact information.

PROJECT AND AREA OF ACTION

PARTNERS/COUNTERPARTS

CONTACT AND COORDINATION

Mesoamerican Agro-environmental Program MAP  Norway

2013 - 2017

Objective: Rural territories and agricultural sectors of Mesoamerica with better quality of life, a sustainable environment, equality of opportunities and less poverty.

 

Trifinio

 

 

Norway

Trifinio Plan Tri-national Commission (CTPT)

Heifer International

Isabel Gutiérrez

Program Leader

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Julio López Payés

CATIE Guatemala

Tel: (+502) 2366-2650

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Forests and forest management in Central America

Finnfor II CATIE-MAP

2012 – 2015

 

Objective: Contribute to the elimination of selected barriers to production and sustainable management of forest goods and services, promoting forest ecosystem management for the wellbeing of society and ecosystem sustainability.

 

National setting

Maya Biosphere Reserve

Trifinio

Finland

INAB

CONAP

Reginaldo Reyes Rodas

National Coordinator

Tel: (+506)2366-2650

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Co-management for the sustainable management and conservation of de Acatenango Volcano and Acatenango Volcano Regional Municipal Park. CATIE-FCA

2012-2014

 

Objective: Contribute to the conservation and restoration of Acatenango Volcano and Acatenango Volcano Regional Municipal Park (PRMVA), ensuring the natural and cultural diversity of the area and the generation of environmental goods and services.

 

Volcán de Acatenango, Chimaltenango.

Municipality of Acatenango

Private Research Institute on Climate Change –ICC

ARNPG

CONAP

INGUAT

Byron Fuentes

CATIE Technical Advisor

Tel: (+506) 2366-2650

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Mesoamerican Agro-environmental Program MAP

(Finalized)

 

Objective: Local, national and regional organizations have the tools, the knowledge and the capacity to implement technological, political and program innovations for the development and promotion of sustainable land management for enhancing rural livelihoods.

 

Petén, Alta Verapáz, Baja Verapáz, Trifinio, Costa Sur

Norway

Isabel Gutiérrez

Program Leader

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Julio López Payés

CATIE Guatemala

Tel: (+502) 2366-2650

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Sustainable Agricultural Land Management in Mesoamerica – Mesoterra-MAP

(Finalized)

 

Objective: The public and private organizations of Mesoamerica promote sustainable land management that leads to better resilience for climate change, improvements in producer and community welfare, and recovery of ecosystem services.

 

Petén: Poptún, Dolores and Melchor de Mencos

Chiquimula: Jocotán, Camotán and Olopa.

Norway

CPTP, FUNDEBASE, ASORECH, MAGA Petén, Pastoral Social Petén, MANMUNISURP, CTPT, FMVZ/USAC, MANCOVALLE, ARP/AGANPET

Global Humanitary, MANMUNI Petén Itzá, Flor de la Montañita, MancopanChorti´

Jorge Cruz

National Coordinator

Tel: 78675300

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Karen Banegas

Trifinio/Copán Coordinator

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Competitiveness and Environment in the Cocoa Producing Territories of Central America – Central American Cocoa Project – PCC-MAP

(Finalized)

 

Objective: At least 6,000 producer families, their organizations and governments (indigenous, municipal, national and regional) collaborate to increase productivity, competitiveness and the provision of environmental services for the cacao farming sector in six CA countries.

 

Cahabón and Lanquín, Alta Verapáz.

Southwestern area.

Norway

APROCA, ASECAN, ADIXKAKAW, Instituto Fray Domingo de Vico, FAUSAC, FUNDALACHUA, MAGA, IICA, CUNSUROC, CUNOC, Esc.  Biología/USAC, FUNCAFE, CONCAGUA

Eduardo Say

PCC/CATIE Technical Liaison

Tel: 23662650

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Innovations in sustainable value chains for special vegetables, in the Trifinio-MAP area

(Finalized)

 

Objective: Contribute to improving the sustainability of rural subsistence livelihoods and therefore contribute to rural poverty reduction in two trans-boundary regions of Central America.

 

Trifinio Area (Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras)

Esquipulas, Jocotán and Camotán

Norway

CTPT, ICTA, MAGA, APROVES, CHORTIFRESCA,, CUNORI, FASAGUA

Danilo Padilla

Coordinator

Tel: 79431311

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Gabriel Suchini

Agroecology Specialist

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Forests and forest management in Central America

Finnfor Phase I (2009-2012)

(Finalized)

 

Objective: Contribute to the elimination of selected barriers to production and sustainable management of forest goods and services, promoting forest ecosystem management for the wellbeing of society and ecosystem sustainability

 

National setting

Lachua Ecoregion

Maya Biosphere Reserve

Trifinio

Finland

IARNA/URL

INAB

NPV

CONAP

FUNDALACHUA

PFN/FAO

FEDECOVERA

Reginaldo Reyes Rodas

National Coordinator

Tel: 2366-2650

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Mauricio Scheelje

Trifinio Coordinator

Tel: 7943-2280

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Support Mechanism for the OxlajujTz´ikin Indigenous Peoples - Phase II

2010 – 2013

 

Objective: Contribute to the consolidation of a democratic and inclusive Guatemalan state that is multicultural and pluricultural in nature, through strategies for progress in implementing peace agreements, especially the agreements on Identity and Rights of Indigenous Peoples, the Socioeconomic and Agrarian Situation Agreement, and ILO Convention 169.

 

National

Embassy of Sweden

36 counterpart organizations

Irma Alicia Velázquez

Executive Director

Tel: 2366-2650

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Strengthening co-management for the conservation and restoration of Astillero de Tecpán Guatemala Municipal Regional Park (water recharge zone for the Madre Vieja, Motagua and Coyolate river basins) Phase I

(Finalized)

 

Objective: Contribute to the conservation of strategic ecosystems in the central volcanic chain region, ensuring the natural and cultural diversity of the area and the generation of environmental goods and services.

 

Astillero Municipal de Tecpán Guatemala, Chimaltenango

ACAX

Municipality of Tecpán Guatemala

FCA/FCG

Byron Fuentes

CATIE Technical Advisor

Tel: 2366-2650

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Promoting Tri-national Ecosystem Management for the Maya Forest (Mexico-Belize-Guatemala)

2007- 2011 (Finalized)

 

Objective: Improve management, coordination and cooperation capacities to enable tri-national management of the Maya Forest ecosystem (Belize, Guatemala and Mexico).

 

Maya Forest ecosystem: Mexico, Belize and Guatemala

 

IDB

CONAP (Guatemala)

SEMARNAT/CONANP (Mexico)

MRNMA/Forest Department (Belize)

 

Julio López Payés

CATIE Guatemala

Tel : 2366-2650

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Connecting and sustaining environmental and market services for agroforestry coffee – CAFNET

2008 – 2011 (Finalized)

 

Objectives: a) Link sustainable management and environmental services with markets that compensate environmental services; b) Contribute to the wellbeing of coffee farming communities that conserve natural resources in three regions with high biodiversity.

 

Sierra de la Minas.

San Agustín Acasaguastlán, El Progreso.

CIRAD

PROMECAFE

ANACAFE

Fundación Defensores de la Naturaleza

Elías de Melo

Regional Coordinator

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Support to the Strategy to Combat Illegal Forest Activities in Guatemala’s Forestry Sector

2008 –2011 (Finalized)

 

Objective: Provide technical and financial assistance to strengthen the implementation of the Strategy to Combat Illegal Forest Activities and the development of the institutional tools necessary for its effective implementation in the national setting, in order to control and mitigate the negative economic, social and environmental impacts derived from those illegal practices.

 

National

World Bank/PROFOR

INAB

IARNA/URL

CONAP

MP

Julio López Payés

CATIE Guatemala

Tel: 2366-2650

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Carlos Estrada

INAB

Tel: 2321-2626

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Development of national volume conversion tables for standing roundwood to sawnwood by quality according to international wood classification rules (NHLA) for the mahogany species (Swietenia microphylla)

2010-2011 (Finalized)

 

Objectives: With the country's national forest authorities, CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) authorities, and concessionaire and private producers in the country, help improve controls on the use and export of mahogany through the preparation of national volume conversion tables.

 

Maya Biosphere Reserve, Petén

World Bank/PROFOR

INAB

CONAP

Julio López Payés

CATIE Guatemala

Tel: 2366-2650

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Cesar Beltetón

CONAP

Tel: 2422-6700

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Pilot Program for the Supervision and Inspection of Forestry Industries in Guatemala

2010-2011 (Finalized)

 

Objective: Strengthen INAB’s institutional capacity to improve the control and supervision system for the supply of raw material from the forest industry, ensuring the quantification, qualification and verification of the procedure and destination of forest products in three pilot regions.

 

Guatemala, Chimaltenango, Sacatepéquez, El Progreso, Izabal, Chiquimula and Zacapa.

World Bank/PROFOR,

INAB

Julio López Payés

CATIE Guatemala

Tel: 2366-2650

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Carlos Estrada

INAB

Tel: 2321-2626

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