Beneficiaries of the Integrated Production System Project
Receive training in plantain post-harvest
Ojos de Agua, Comayagua.- Beneficiary farmers of the Integrated Production System Project (IPS), financed by the Millennium Challenge Account-Honduras, and implemented by Global Village in three communities from the municipality of Ojos de Agua, Comayagua, received an intensive training on harvest, post-harvest, handling, and marketing of dwarf curare plantain variety.
The training was done by the technical staff of the Farmer Training and Development Program (MCA-H/FTDA), and took place in the plantain farm of producer Rene Ponce Redondo, located in the community of Plan del Cerro, the training used the method “learning by doing”, in which the farmers learned about each of the steps necessary for the process of harvesting and proper handling of the crops.
Training also covered how to process plantains for export, and their price in the market.
The training was done by the technical staff of the Farmer Training and Development Program (MCA-H/FTDA).
Plantain producer Rene Ponce was attentive to everything the FTDA technician explained.
Producers from the communities of Plan del Cerro and Los Dos Rios took part in the training given by FTDA technicians.
More than 10.5 hectares of plantain will be harvested in the beneficiary areas found in the communities of Plan del Cerro and Los Dos Rios, which is why every producer was summoned to take place in this important training.
The Millennium Challenge Account generates better opportunities for national agriculture, and trains farmers across the country to ensure a higher productivity and better marketing of the products.
The training included implementing actions such as selecting the plantain bunches that are ready for harvest, the harvest method, transportation to and handling in the packing installations, and subsequent marketing.
Simultaneously, the farmers received training on how to process plantains for export, and their price in the market.
“This is a very valuable training for me, because, even if it does seem easy, it is important for me to know with certainty every step necessary to take full advantage of my crop”, said farmer Rene Ponce.
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