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Berries Subsector

Guatemala has excellent agricultural and climate conditions that favor the production of a range of commodities, including particularly berries. Guatemala grows and exports blackberries, blueberries, raspberries and strawberries, where blackberries enjoy the highest demand in international markets. Eager to represent exporters and growers, the Guatemalan Berries Subsector was formed at AGEXPORT. It brings together berry exporters and growers with the aim to promote exports through increased good quality fruit volumes. The subsector works to ensure that international standards in place in key markets are followed, while ensuring their plant health and safety according to international food security standards.


Berries are exported year-round. However, peak export months are from February to April and from July to September. The major Guatemalan berry markets are the United States (82%), Europe (15%), and Central America (3%). The sector represents 600 smallholders and offers work to the 8,000 persons that are a part of the productive chain from plantation to marketing. Several Guatemalan grower and exporter companies are committed to good agricultural and manufacturing practices. This gives them access to be Global GAP, SMETA and GRASP certified, among others to supply the European Union, other European countries and Central America.

 1.2 million flats 

According to the Berries Subsector, 1.2 million flats were exported to markets in the United States and Europe.

+15 Countries

Destination markets: the United States, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Spain, Germany, Italy and Central America

+4 commodities

Fresh berries: blackberries, blueberries, strawberries and raspberries

Marta Castañón

Marta Castañón

Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration

Languages: Spanish, English


21 years of experience in Development in the Agricultural Sector Development of export companies and agricultural products. Project implementation. Negotiation.

15 Avenue 14-72, Zone 13

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