Through the Productive Diversification Project
Agricultural producers have irrigation systems in their farms

Marcala, La Paz.- The Technical Unit of the Productive Diversification Project, funded by the Millennium Challenge Account-Honduras in the municipality of Marcala, began installing the irrigation system valves in 30 plots belonging to beneficiary producers, having direct impact in the same amount of families.

The installation of these valves completes the irrigation systems of approximately 7 hectares of land. The beneficiary families now have access to irrigation and can now have a permanent production cycle.

The Productive Diversification Project is being implemented by the Joint Cooperative “Unidas para Progresar” Limited, in partnership with the Catholic Institute for International Relations (CIIR/PROGRESSIO) and funded by the Millennium Challenge Account-Honduras.


Initial stage for the installation of valves in the irrigation system, in the community of Mezcalito, Marcala, for the Productive Diversification Project.

A view of Amaparo Osorio’s field, one of the first beneficiaries to have drip irrigation system installed in the community of Mezcalito.

Irrigation System, in the community of Mezcalito, Marcala, for the Productive Diversification Project.

The beneficiary communities of the Project are Tres Cruces and Mezcalito, located in the municipality of Marcala, in western Honduras.

The Productive Diversification Project aims to increase the income of 100 families (60 of which are headed by women), through the development of 30 hectares of land with irrigation system for the production of vegetables.

The involvement of women in this project is an opportunity to demonstrate the predominant role of rural women within the agricultural system; it is a clear opportunity of how the Millennium Challenge Account contributes to the economic growth of Honduras.


2009. Millenium Challenge Account. Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

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