$ 13 Million for CA Farmers

Howard G. Buffett Foundation announced it will disburse the funds to assist 24 000 small farmers in Central America.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

The resources will be channeled over the next four years through the "Purchase for Progress" program, which seeks to improve access to markets for Salvadoran, Nicaraguan and Guatemalan farmers.

Adn.es reports, “The small farmers play a key role in the fight against global hunger and poverty, both for their own families and the regions where they live," Buffett said during a forum in Des Moines (Iowa, USA). His speech was also summarized in a statement by the foundation."

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$ 10 Million for Nicaraguan Agriculture

November 2010

Under a program to fight hunger, the U.S. Government approved $ 10 million for the country.

The program, called Feeding the Future, “will continue to support small farmers and businesses in Nicaragua to improve productivity and expand the market and trade", stated U.S. Ambassador Robert Callahan, at the presentation act.

Honduras: $10 Million for Agricultural Projects

September 2010

Provided by the International Agricultural Development (IADF), the funds are earmarked for small farmers from the country’s south.

Jacobo Regalado, Agriculture Ministry, explained that the money is aimed to assist small farmers from Choluteca, Valle and El Paraíso, who may also receive the resources as micro-loans.

Honduras: $7 Million for Small Farmers

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The funds are provided by the UN’s World Food Program (WFP), and will be loaned to small basic grains farmers.

Juan Ártica, vice minister of Agriculture, remarked that the WFP will only loan the money, and each farmer must make the corresponding purchases.

“Additionally, the EU promised more resources for food safety, which would also be disbursed among small farmers”.

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