Latin American Agribusiness Development Corporation (LAAD) is a private investment and development company. LAAD finances and develops private agribusiness projects in Latin America and the Caribbean involving all phases of production, processing, storage, services, technology and marketing in the fields of agriculture, livestock, forestry and fishing.

Clients Sponsored for Participation in Global Farmer Workshops

At a more entrepreneurial level, LAAD also is interested in assisting more advanced farmers to share experiences with other farmers around the world and in that way improve their operations. Under this program, we sent three clients to participate in two Rabobank-sponsored events. These were:

  • Benito Jaramillo (Ecuador). Mr. Jaramillo participated in Rabobank’s “Global Farmers Master Class” held in Melbourne, Australia (See letter below).
  • Ricardo Marcondes Duarte (Brazil) and Mr. Luis Pedro Zelaya (Guatemala) participated in Rabobank’s “Young Global Farmers Master Class” in Utrecht, Netherlands (See letter below).

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