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, hampering the development of the next generation. More than 62 percent of Hondurans live below the national poverty line and are without access to basic services such as clean water, energy and infrastructure (only 20 percent of the roads in Honduras are paved).
The lack of basic services
Results by the Number
Producers applied improved technologies and management practices on more than 58,000 hectares of land with Feed the Future’s help.
Feed the Future-supported producers increased the value of their agricultural sales by nearly $20 million over baseline.
Feed the Future leveraged nearly $289,000 in
Honduras is a country with 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 3.6 percent in 2015, agriculture contributed nearly 14 percent of gross domestic product and an important share of total exports.
The Dry Corridor Alliance agreement, which calls for lifting 50,000 families out of poverty, reducing malnutrition by 20 percent, and building or repairing 280 kilometer (174 miles) of new roads, is the guiding document for all donors and coordination among their activities. The U.S. Government is an