The Millennium Challenge Account-Honduras and Zamorano will Benefit 80 Micro, Medium and Small Size Business (MSME)


Tegucigalpa, February 3, 2008.- The Millennium ChallengE Account-Honduras and Zamorano School of Agriculture  will implement the project called Added Value which will benefit 80 micro, small and medium food processing businesses of the agro-industrial sector,  in four geographical areas of the country.

The Added Value Project is aimed to improving processes in areas such as competitiveness, productiveness, transfer of knowledge and standardization of innovative procedures within the processing chains of 60 agro-industrial businesses.  It will also directly assist 20 coffee and cocoa  growers in developing identity standards through a chemical mapping procedure.


Wilmer Sánchez, MCA-Honduras Grant Fund specialist; Julio López, director of the Added Value Project; Rogelio Trabanino, director of the Biological Control Project; and, Kenneth Hoadley, Dean of Zamorano School of Agriculture, signing the Grant Agreement.


The strengthening of these in food processing MSME will be done through training;  direct technical assistance to guarantee implementation of technological practices and food health standards;  quality and innovation;  assistance in business management procedures;  and, through  the establishment of basic food health practices.


It is expected that, by the end of the project, beneficiaries will be substantially optimizing their products and processes, improving the standards of living of their partners and communities, and eventually, those of the productive sector of Honduras.


Products of  “Dulces Nohemy”, one of the businesses to benefit from the project



2009. Millenium Challenge Account. Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

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