Training Members of the Irrigation Users Association from three Marcala communities

Marcala, La Paz.- The “Productive Diversification” Project funded by the Millennium Account-Honduras and implemented by the Mixed Cooperative United for Progress (COOMULP) in partnership with the Catholic Institute for International Relations (CIR/PROGRESSIO), starts a new training meeting with the purpose of strengthening organizational capacity of Project beneficiaries.

Through these meetings men and women farmers will be able to efficiently manage organizational, administrative and operational aspects, in order to provide an adequate service in the implementation of the irrigation system in their community.

The training was attended by members of the board of directors of the Irrigation System Users Association of the Mezcalito, Fatima and Tres Cruces communities of Marcala in La Paz department.


Members of the Irrigation Users Association participating in the training.

Mirtala Suyapa Rodriguez and Hilda Márquez president and assistant secretary of the board of directors of the Users Association actively participate in the workshop.

At the training, participants had the opportunity to reflect on the situation of the organization and the prospects to start the construction phase of the irrigation system under the project implementation. Agreements reached at the end of the meeting were: convening a general beneficiaries meeting to organize working groups of the support board of directors.

The “Productive Diversification” Project aims to help reduce high poverty levels caused by low incomes of beneficiary families, creating greater opportunities for agriculture thus creating economic growth in the area.


2009. Millenium Challenge Account. Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

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