Honduras

Country Profile
Honduras
In Honduras, Feed the Future is targeting investments in specific regions for maximum impact. These statistics reflect the realities of Honduras and the results of Feed the Future’s work there.
Population
1.5
Million
Number of people living in Feed the Future target regions
Poverty
41.2
Percent
Percentage of people living in poverty in Feed the Future target regions
Stunting
40.2
Percent
Percentage of children under 5 suffering from stunting in Feed the Future target regions
Rural
46
Percent
Percentage of population living in rural Honduras (World Bank, 2014)
GDP
3.5
Percent
Annual GDP growth; agriculture accounts for 13.8% of added value (World Bank, 2014)
Farmers
25.5
Thousand
Producers using new technologies and practices with Feed the Future’s help in FY14
Sales
$24
Million
New income earned by Feed the Future farmers in FY14 from agricultural product sales
Nutrition
38.5
Thousand
People trained in child health and nutrition in FY14
Land
27.2
Thousand
Hectares tended with improved technologies or management practices in FY14
Investment
$1
Million
New private investment leveraged by Feed the Future in FY14
Honduras has experienced a moderate recovery since the 2008-2009 global economic downturn

Honduras has experienced a moderate recovery since the 2008-2009 global economic downturn. Despite this encouraging trend, economic gains over the past several years have largely favored the middle and upper classes, leading to greater income disparity in the country. Poverty and undernutrition continue to rob many Hondurans of the opportunity to lead a productive life, stunting the development trajectory of the next generation. More than 1.7 million Hondurans live below the national poverty line, with more than 20 percent living on $1.25 a day or less, and are without access to basic services such as clean water, energy and infrastructure (only 20 percent of the roads in Honduras are

Results by the numbers*

  • 25,500 farmers and other producers applied new technologies and management practices for the first time last year with Feed the Future’s help.
  • Producers applied improved technologies and management practices on more than 27,200 hectares of land with Feed the Future’s help last year.
  • Feed the Future-supported farmers and producers increased the value of their agricultural product sales last year by more than $24 million.
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Honduras is a land of great potential. Agriculture remains the primary engine for rural incomes and investment, generating 38 percent of all employment and 60 percent of rural employment. With a modest national growth of 3.5 percent in 2014, agriculture contributed almost 14 percent of the gross domestic product (GDP) and an important share of total exports.

In its Country Investment Plan, the Government of Honduras aims to realize this potential by reducing poverty and food insecurity through partnerships and strategic investment. The government seeks to reduce the number of rural families living in poverty by 10 percent through continual and sustained inclusive growth of

Feed the Future supports the following programs, partnerships and organizations in Honduras.

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Target Regions

Map of Feed the Future target regions in Honduras