The Millennium Challenge Account-Honduras Is Providing Support for the National Agricultural Market
Tegucigalpa, August 20, 2009. - Technicians and specialists of MCA-Honduras Rural Development Project held an informative workshop on technical specifications regarding agricultural inputs and equipment, addressed to national suppliers in those categories.
The goal was to exchange information and promote dialogue on the matter, specifically in relation to technical details on materials and equipment, as part of the technological offer and requirements established by MCA-Honduras Farmers Training and Development Activity (FTDA) to cover the needs of men and women producers to achieve productivity and to modernize their farms.
On behalf of the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), Antonio Silva expressed that this exchange represents a good experience to improve technical specifications and to guarantee enough stock in the domestic market for the producers to modernize their farms and improve their agricultural techniques.
Mr. Silva also congratulated MCA-Honduras technicians and specialist saying that “exercises such as this have rarely been held in the country, although they are a very important support for both producers and domestic market”.
Attendees to the event comprised representatives of private firms and other institutions such as IICA, FAO, FUNDER, UNA and SAG, as well as technicians and specialists of the Millennium Challenge Account Farmers Training and Development Activity.
Daisy Avila, MCA-Honduras Rural Development Project Director thanked the participation of the suppliers of agricultural inputs and equipment in the workshop.
Daisy Avila, MCA-Honduras Rural Development Director, thanked the specialists, technicians and input suppliers for their participation, expressing in her closing remarks:
“Your opinions have been very valuable and helpful to learn about new technologies and new market demands; for the Millennium Challenge Account-Honduras is very important to know the market and the current trends in production”
Attendees included representatives of approximately 10 input suppliers and representatives of international agriculture cooperation agencies that, like MCA-Honduras, are committed to improve productivity in the farms, and to strengthen the domestic market through technological modernization and the generation of greater opportunities in national agriculture
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