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
1.7
Million
Number of people living in Feed the Future target regions
Poverty
45.8
Percent*
Percentage of people living in poverty in Feed the Future target regions in 2015
Stunting
25.3
Percent
Percentage of children under 5 suffering from stunting in Feed the Future target regions in 2015
Rural
45
Percent
Percentage of population living in rural Honduras (World Bank, 2015)
GDP
3.6
Percent
Annual GDP growth; agriculture accounts for 13.9% of added value (World Bank, 2015)
Farmers
41
Thousand
Producers using new technologies and practices with Feed the Future’s help in FY15
Sales
$20
Million
New income earned by Feed the Future farmers in FY15 from agricultural sales
Nutrition
23
Thousand
People trained in child health and nutrition in FY15
Land
58.2
Thousand
Hectares tended with improved technologies or management practices in FY14
Investment
$289
Thousand
New private sector investment leveraged by Feed the Future in FY15
The agriculture sector stands as the top source of income for the poor in Honduras

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

  • More than 41,000 farmers and other producers applied new technologies and management practices with Feed the Future’s help last year.
  • 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.

​T​he 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

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

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