Comayagua, May 2008.- The first training seminar for beneficiaries of the Added Value Project took place from April 28th to the 30th at Hotel Comayagua Golf Club, with the attendance of representatives of the 30 agroindustrial MSME that are currently participating in the project.
During the session on “Food Safety and Fruit and Vegetable Processing” included issues relevant for the agro-industrial sector of the country, such as food safety, food processing, innovation, and costs and financial statements.
The seminar also comprised an Innovation Day which, through a brainstorming session, was aimed at generating new initiatives and encouraging the creation of new products from the part of the project participants.
Attendees include Zamorano´s contract and project officers; Wilmer Sanchez, MCA-Honduras Grant Officer; Mr. Julio Lopez, the Added Value Project Director, and the five field specialists. The speakers in charge of the presentations were Julio Lopez, Silvia Lopez, and Oscar Espinoza y Paola Mania.
All participants expressed their satisfaction about the training received, confirming their commitment and interest to put into practice the new methodology in order to improve their products and businesses.