Switzerland Cooperates With C.A. Growers

The $7 million project looks to train and provide equipment to Central American bean and corn growers.

Monday, August 17, 2009

María Antonia Zelaya is a spokesperson for the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation in Central America. She informed that "the regional project (comprising from Panama to Belize), is divided into phases, the first one being training. This new phase aims to incorporate state of the art machinery, thus increasing corn and bean quality and output".

"... the project is centered in Honduras and Nicaragua, countries prioritized by Swiss cooperation as they are the poorest of the region", reports Prensalibre.com

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The "Inclusive Business" Format Brings Results

June 2013

In Nicaragua, Honduras and El Salvador large scale traders and exporters are leveraging the ability of small farmers assuring them market space.

For example, in Nicaragua, 228 dairy producers who are members of the Cooperative 'Cooperativa de Productores de Leche El Triunfo RL ' (Cooproleche) are no longer exposed to having to sell their product at any price .

Nicaragua: Looking for Credit for Small Producers

May 2011

The national agricultural program will prioritize the funding of small producers dedicated to farming basic mass consumption grains.

Initially the government intended for private banks to finance, via the program, all micro producers, but in the face of the banks mistrust of the system of legal guarantees, only producers of basic grains have been prioritised.

CABEI Loans for Cacao and Coffee

March 2010

The Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI) has developed a program to assist small coffee and cacao growers.

Called CAMBio (Central American Markets for Biodiversity), the project is expected to assist over 2.000 growers of the region.

“So far, CAMBio has lent $1.9 million to 2.310 small coffee and organic cacao growers in El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Honduras, benefiting some 11.550 people”, reported newspaper La Tribuna.

Guatemala: Venue for the 3rd General Assembly of the CLAC

October 2008

The Assambly will be held in Antigua, Guatemala, on the 28 and 29 of October of this year.

The General Assembly of the Latin American and Caribbean Coordinating Committee for Small Producers Organizations of Fair Trade will gather delegates and observers representing small producers organizations of the region, applications for certification, markets, representatives of the industry, requests for international cooperation, and financial agencies and special guests to examine the current state of Fair Trade at a global and regional level, share experiences, and define group strategies.

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