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Guatemala: Central America Seed Market

Intern: José Daniel López, Agribusiness Management

José Daniel did his internship at the Global AgroChemical and Seed Production Company, Syngenta, headquartered in Basil, Switzerland. This biotechnology firm does genomic research, and gave Jose the opportunity to expand his knowledge of seed marketing in Central American countries.

During his professional internship, Jose conducted a market study identifying the main crops, varieties, areas, distributors, and prices. He used secondary information but also obtained primary information by visiting departments and strategic Central American provinces. “The creation, interpretation and analysis were key factors of the market study”, noted Jose. This work allowed him to investigate and do analyses across seven countries in the region, four of which he visited including eleven departments in Guatemala, six in Honduras and four in Costa Rica.

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