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Feed the Future works in 70 municipalities across Honduras through food security and nutrition interventions to address the root causes of migration.

Country Context

  • 30%
    Estimated reduction in the prevalence of stunting in children under the age of 5 in the areas where Feed the Future has worked between 2012 and 2015

Value Chains

  • Coffee
  • Plantains
  • Vegetables
  • Fruits
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  • 2.06 million

    Number of people living in Feed the Future target regions (Feed the Future survey, 2015)

  • 2.7%

    Annual GDP growth; agriculture accounts for 10.7 percent of added value (World Bank, 2019)

  • 42%

    Percentage of population living in rural Honduras (World Bank, 2019)

  • 45.8%

    Percentage of people living in poverty in Feed the Future target regions (Feed the Future survey, 2015)

Our Strategy


Strengthen market-led agricultural development


Build government capacity to deliver key services that improve food security


Improve nutrition for mothers and children


Strengthen resilience to shocks


Diversify high-value crops

Our Progress

  • 7,000

    Producers using new technologies and practices with Feed the Future’s help in FY21

  • $61M

    Annual agricultural sales generated by Honduran farms and firms in FY21

Our Work

Honduras has experienced a moderate recovery since the 2008-2009 global economic downturn. But 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. More than 60 percent of Honduras’ population living in extreme poverty is from rural areas with limited access to basic services such as safe water, energy and infrastructure. Twenty-five percent of children in rural western Honduras suffer from stunting. Feed the Future helps communities combat malnutrition and strengthen resilience by diversifying production and incomes. Feed the Future is also forging relationships with key agribusinesses and other private sector service providers who are expanding inclusive opportunities in the agricultural marketplace, including increasing access to new technologies.

Diversifying to Higher-Value Crops

As a cornerstone of its efforts in Honduras, Feed the Future helps farmers grow a variety of crops, in addition to the traditional subsistence crops of corn and beans.

Strengthening Resilience to Shocks and Stresses

Events such as floods and droughts can have devastating impacts on Honduran farmers who rely on crop production for income. Feed the Future is helping these families diversify their incomes so they can be better prepared for these shocks and stresses.

These efforts include providing training and other support regarding animal production, as well as the production of goods like dairy and eggs, which provide valuable supplemental income. In addition, Feed the Future is unlocking access to irrigation to mitigate the impact of drought and grow crops year-round. In 2021, nearly 3,000 farmers applied irrigation technologies to their plots. Feed the Future’s efforts are creating a better future for Hondurans through increased access to water, credit and markets.


These results reflect information from the U.S. Agency for International Development and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, reported into Feed the Future’s central monitoring system for fiscal year 2020 (FY20). Impact data for poverty and stunting statistics come from a 2015 population-based survey by the International Food Policy Research Institute. For more information on the indicators above, please view our Feed the Future Indicator Handbook. All dollar amounts are listed in U.S. dollars.

Our Activities

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

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  • Alliance for the Dry Corridor Activity
  • Central America Agribusiness and Logistics Regional Program
  • The Coffee Alliance
  • Feed the Future Partnership for Sustainable Supply Chains
  • Transforming Market Systems Activity
  • USDA McGovern-Dole Food for Education Program
  • Farmer-to-Farmer
  • USAID Advancing Nutrition
  • WEE Mesoamerica
  • Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Horticulture
  • Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Current and Emerging Threats to Crops

Related Resources

November 29, 2018

Feed the Future Honduras Country Plan

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June 18, 2015

Honduras Feed the Future Baseline Report

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November 30, 2011

Honduras Feed the Future FY2010 Implementation Plan

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