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U.S. and Brazil Partner with Honduras on Food Security

In September, the governments of the United States and Brazil formalized a partnership with the Government of Honduras to increase agricultural production, decrease undernutrition, and promote renewable energy in Honduras, one of the poorest countries in the Western Hemisphere.

The partnership builds on the U.S. Government’s Feed the Future initiative and leverages the Government of Brazil’s expertise in hunger eradication, poverty reduction programs, research, renewable energy, and agricultural technologies.

Some of the targets of the partnership include:

  • Providing access to renewable energy to 10,000 isolated, poor Honduran families by 2015
  • Launching school feeding and nutrition education programs for communities in the western highlands
  • Implementing new farming systems that use less water and fertilizer

The USAID Mission in Honduras is working with experts from the United States, Brazil and Honduras to strategically plan this cooperation assistance program in more detail.

Read the full press release.

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