$8 million for rural development in Guatemala

Canada will donate the figure for rural development in the Solola Department, benefiting coffee and vegetable producers.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

According to elheraldo.hn: "The Canadian minister of State for Foreign Affairs for Latin America and the Caribbean, Peter Kent, pointed out that the donation is destined to Solola because it is at the top of the Guatemalan government's list of priorities for the fight against poverty."

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Honduras to Invest $ 15 Million in Agriculture

January 2011

The National Sustainable Development Program will allocate the resources to irrigation systems, business plans and food security.

Mario Pineda, Director of Pronaders, said the departments of Olancho, El Paraiso, Colon and Gracias a Dios will receive $ 5.3 million for business plans.

IFAD gives Panama US$4.2 million credit for rural development

July 2008

The United Nations' International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) has granted Panama a credit of US$4.2 million for a rural modernization project.

The aim of the initiative, according to IFAD, is to improve the social and economic conditions of 10,000 people in central Panama, most of them small farmers, landless laborers, housewives and unemployed youths with annual income of less than 600 euros (US$953).

Magnate to head Guatemala's fight against poverty

May 2008

Business magnate Roberto Dalton is to lead Guatemala's campaign against poverty as executive coordinator of the National Commission for Rural Development

Dalton says he never intended to work in the public sector. "I was originally asked to give advice to Alfredo Mirón, who was going to head up efforts for rural development.

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