MCA-Honduras Signs Grant Agreement with
Honduras Brotherhood Association

This Alliance will benefit the families of 200 small horticulture producers
of the Ocotepeque Department

The Millennium Challenge Account-Honduras  and the Honduras Brotherhood Association (Asociación Hermandad de Honduras – SdH) signed a grant agreement for more than US$ 758 in order to implement the Project of Incentives for Horticulture Production.

The Project is aimed at implementing an integral production system to increase horticulture crops, and to provide producers with the necessary tools to confront poverty reduction challenges.

This investment will directly benefit about the families of 200 small horticulture producers -men and women - of the Sensenti Valley, in the Ocotepeque Department, as well as the Pompilio Ortega Agriculture School located in Macuelizo, Santa Bárbara, considered the main agricultural school in Western Honduras.

In an effort to engage all family members in productive and commercial activities, the Project also incorporates a strong gender component.   An environmental component will also help to mitigate activities to be undertaken in the installations of the irrigation systems and a payment system for environmental services to guarantee an appropriate management of the natural resources in the area, both during and after project implementation.

The cost involved in the Project of Incentives for Horticultural Production comprise 1,206,855 dollars, equivalent to 22 million lempiras,  to be used to provide support for  small producers currently residing in the western part of the country.

This investment will directly benefit about the families of 200 small horticulture producers



2009. Millenium Challenge Account. Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

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