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El Portillo Village, Goascorán, Valle, February 14th, 2008.- Executives of CHF International carried out a site inspection for the execution of the Water Harvest Project, to be financed by the Millennium Challenge Account-Honduras in the Valle Department, The inspection included the area of Las Lajas where verification of probable sites for the construction of water collection systems, conduction channels and water storage facilities took place.
El Portillo farmers engaged in crops like corn, maicillo, sorghum, sweet potato and grassland are highly motivated by the possibility to implement the project since it will allow them to have two sowing cycles. Currently, they only achieve a last sowing in August and its harvest by the end of October.
“If the project to increase production is executed, we don’t have any worries about the market, since products could be rapidly sold at El Salvadorian border”, expressed Mr. Jerónimo González, a local farmer.
If the site results eligible and farmers are willing to participate, the systems will be benefiting 14 producers that will be able to diversify their crops according to the market requirement and soil characterization defined by the Water Harvest Project.