The Millennium Challenge Account of Honduras Presents Grants Program
Tegucigalpa.- On May 10, 2007, in Tegucigalpa, the Millennium Challenge Account - Honduras officially presented the Public and Semipublic Grants Program and held the first workshop for the preparation of individual proposals aimed to positively impact the agricultural production in Honduras.
The workshop was attended by 150 potential grantees who were invited to participate in the First Competitive Round to qualify as recipient of MCA-H funding, and to develop initiatives in the national agriculture sector.
The NGO and the governmental entities involved in the agricultural sector will be able to present proposals or project profiles with an approach to access to public or semipublic goods. Some examples may be investigation activities, animal and plant development, water resource management, productive infrastructure development outside the farms, sanitary and phitosanitary measures, as well as improvement of vegetable markets.
Dr. Fredi Arias, Rural Development Director, during his exposition in Tegucigalpa.
Mr. Martin Ochoa, MCA-Honduras General Director, explains the Donations Project to the attendees.
During the execution of the Program, the MCA - Honduras Grants Program will be placing more than 150 millions Lempiras for this activity, which is financed by the Millennium Challenge Corporation of the United States of America.
Besides this workshop in Tegucigalpa, staff from the Millennium Challenge Account carried out a second workshop in San Pedro Sula, with NGO and governmental entities that operate in the country´s North Coast.
Initiatives for the first round must be presented according to the Agricultural Public Goods Grants Facility (APGGF) Manual, available at this website.
The events were held at DICTA offices, at the Ministry of Agriculture (SAG) in Tegucigalpa, and at FPX premises in San Pedro Sula.