FONAC Members learn about MCA-HONDURAS Rural Development Project
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Marco Bográn and Fredi Arias presented the Rural Development Project.
Tegucigalpa.- During a recent meeting, representatives of eight non governmental organizations, members the National Convergence Forum (FONAC), learned about the four components of the Rural Development Project of the Millennium Challenge Account of Honduras.
Lawyer Marco Bográn, Deputy Director of MCA-Honduras, informed about progress obtained regarding objectives to promote economical growth by increasing the productivity in the agricultural sector, as well as on its impact in reducing poverty in the rural area.
Presentation also included details on the Farmers Training and Development Activity (FTDA), which is actually providing beneficiaries with production and business skills to help them to increase their productivity in order to generate US$2,000 per hectare per year.
Bogran mentioned Farmers Access to Credit Activity (FACA) aimed to reduce the obstacles to access institutional credits that the Honduran agriculture workers are currently facing. The objectives in this area are: to increase the credit offer and other services; to identify and promote business opportunities in commercial credit for this productive sector.
Concerning the Activity of Farms to Market Roads, the goals are to reduce transportation costs to consumers markets; increase access to suppliers’ farms and improve access to social services.
Doctor Fredi Arias, Director to the Rural Development Project, informed about the importance of the Grant Fund, and about the First Competitive Round for which they have already invited all non profit organizations interested in presenting innovative proposals to transform the national high value vegetables producing sector into a more productive activity.
Mrs. Helen Gutiérrez, FONAC´s representative in MCA – Honduras Board of Directors, stressed the need to be organized and informed about the projects and programs that might suppose good alternatives for an integral development.
Attendees made their comments and questions about the Rural Development Project, and also expressed their interest in learning further about the Transportation Project in a future date.