Honduran Farmers Switch from Corn to Tilapia

Farmers are abandoning corn and sugarcane to grow tilapia, seeking higher returns.

Monday, March 9, 2009

An article by laPrensa.hn reports that tilapia is growing in demand in the Honduran and international markets.

It is reported that the Borbotón farmer’s group "was devoted to planting corn and sugarcane at first, but the profits from such activities did not meet their expectations which is why they began working on a tilapia growing project two years ago.”

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