For Salomon and other Honduran farmers, access to production technology and crop protection products has been a game-changer. By better managing their crops and protecting against pests, farmers are increasing yields and creating jobs for their communities through better market demand for produce.
Improving nutrition, particularly for mothers and young children, is one of Feed the Future’s highest-level goals. In Honduras, some important breakthroughs in nutrition programming are paving the way toward better health and nourishment for some of the country’s most vulnerable children.
Feed the Future and Lutheran World Relief are working together with ten municipalities in Western Honduras on a project to help women and men to advocate for policy changes that enhance women’s access to credit and respond to their needs in agriculture.
The event was developed in the community of San Pedro Lomas, a small town in Honduras’ Department of Intibucá, where health volunteers have helped reduce the number of malnourished children. In Honduras, undernutrition is a significant concern; more than 40 percent of children under the age of five are estimated to suffer from stunting.
Newly elected President Juan Orlando Hernandez signed an agreement on January 28 establishing the Alianza para el Corredor Seco, or Dry Corridor Alliance, a multi-donor and Government of Honduras initiative for the sustainable development of the southwest border area in Honduras.
Producers in La Jigua, Copán, are reaping the benefits of a lucrative new crop. A small group of growers is now exporting eggplant to the United States, earning significantly higher incomes than they ever imagined and creating more than 100 new jobs in rural communities.
The governments of the United States and Brazil today formalized a partnership with the Government of Honduras to increase agriculture production, decrease undernutrition, and promote renewable energy in Honduras, one of the poorest countries in the Western Hemisphere.