“Millennium Challenge account Laboratory” Equipped with State of the Art Technology

The equipment being installed comprises an air condition unit, laminar flow chamber, stereoscope, glassware, reagents and a modern cylindrical stainless steel sterilization unit, with a 316 liters capacity to sterilize culture media used in the reproduction of 125,000 plants of the three coffee F1 Hybrids (Casiopea, Millennium and Central American).

The Millennium Challenge Account-Honduras (MCA-Honduras), through the Coffee Hybrids Laboratory Project, is financing in Honduras a cloning method aimed at expanding coffee’s genetic base.

One of the first steps is the installation of a greenhouse to gradually acclimatize to field conditions the plantlets produced in the laboratory, until reaching an optimum development to allow them to grow without complications at the producers’ farms.


Laminar flow chambers to manipulate vegetative material in aseptic conditions.

Sterilization unit and stethoscopes included in the equipment.

In a first phase, the Project will benefit 60 small and medium producers, distributed in different regions nationwide.

Through MCA-Honduras financing and implemented by IHCAFE, the Project is aimed at strengthening national coffee cultivation development and at generating economic growth in Honduras.


2009. Millenium Challenge Account. Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

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