Honduras: $ 25 Million for Pinion Plantation

Abundant Biofuels is analyzing cultivation of 10.000 hectares of pinion to produce biodiesel.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Company president, James Love, met with officials from the Ministry of Agriculture and producers from the south of the country.

El Heraldo reported statements from James Love, "the project would benefit about of 4.000 people in the south divided into three areas: the first would be plenty of high quality housing."

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Honduras: New Government Committed to Oil Palm

January 2014

Of the $75 million budgeted for the food industry for 2014, $50 million will destined for oil palm cultivation.

The Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (SAG) has announced that this year it will invest $50 million in oil palm cultivation. This investment is part of a plan to revive the food sector created by the new president, Juan Orlando Hernández.

Latinoamerican and Caribbean agriculture forecast

October 2011

The Outlook for Agriculture and Rural Development in the Americas: A perspective on Latin America and the Caribbean 2011-2012.

ECLAC, FAO and IICA press release:

San Jose, Costa Rica, October 21 (ECLAC/FAO/IICA). Despite the current context of volatility and high food prices, in the long term, the agricultural sector in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) will be able to take advantage of the opportunities afforded by having available land - albeit concentrated in a few countries- a relative abundance of water, biodiversity and well-educated human resources.

Honduras: Program to Boost Agricultural Exports

January 2011

Agricultural authorities, together with a consulting firm, developed a pilot program aimed at diversifying agricultural production.

The project is aimed at promoting farming of potatoes, onions and carrots, in order to meet domestic demand and dispense imports of such products.

$10 Million for Honduran Rural Development

November 2010

The loan from the International Fund for Agricultural Development will finance the program for the development of the southern region.

The Sustainable Rural Development Program for the Southern Region (EMPRENDESUR) aims to increase employment opportunities and food security for small producers.

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