Horticulture Women Producers Initiate Their Entrepreneurial Transformation Process

“Producing to Grow”

The Project of Incentive for Horticultural Production financed by the Millennium Challenge Account-Honduras and implemented by the Honduras Brotherhood Association trained a group of 21 women horticulture producers in areas regarding canning processes for vegetables and ….., in order to generate greater opportunities for the national agricultural sector and to promote the country´s economic growth.

The training activity took place based on the cooperation agreement signed with the Pompilio Ortega Agricultural School in Casa Quemada, Macuelizo, Santa Bárbara, as part of the Project of Incentive for Horticulture Production and was conducted by technicians of the Honduras Brotherhood Association (Asociación Hermandad de Honduras in Spanish).

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Trainees being taught techniques on how to start a community micro-enterprise.

Petrona Guzmán Guevara of the community of San Jerónimo, in the municipality of Dolores Merendon, learning about canning practices.

Women horticultural producers trained in canning techniques.

The 21 women trainees are currently participating as project´s beneficiaries and come from communities such as: La Cumbre del Jaralon, in the Municipality of San Marcos, San Francisco del Valle, Santa Efigenia, San Juan and La Granadilla en el Municipio de La Labor, Las Toreras and San Jerónimo in the Municipality of Dolores Merendón. All these communities are being assisted by the Project in the Ocotepeque Department, located in Western Honduras.

At the end of the induction regarding canning processes, the women producers expressed their commitment to promote the participation of the wives of the men being benefited by the project, in an effort to jointly organize canning micro-businesses and improve their families’ income.

The Project of Incentives for Horticultural Production is benefiting 200 families and is aimed at improving the living conditions of small horticulture producers, strengthening their productive capacities and making sustainable use of the local natural resources.

 


2009. Millenium Challenge Account. Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

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