EU Contributes to Agricultural Development in Honduras and Guatemala

The EU announced $25 million in aid to Guatemala and $17 million to Honduras for agricultural development.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

According to what Laprensagrafica.com published, the announced assistance by the European Commission is aimed at "improving access to fertilizers, seeds and other agricultural products, and measures to boost agricultural production such as micro-credit, rural infrastructure and financing of public works such as roads or irrigation systems which are labor intensive. It also foresees improved access to veterinary services and agricultural advice."

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Sesame Cultivation in Nicaragua

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Low production costs make sesame production a highly profitable option for small farmers in Nicaragua.

Added to this is the growing trend of consumers worldwide who prefer healthy foods that are nutritious and have curative qualities such as sesame which can be used for oil extraction and as a food.

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.

Broadening of Rural Development Program in Honduras

April 2009

With a contribution of $5 million, the US Agency for International Development announced the extension of the program.

The U.S. ambassador, Hugo Llorens, informed the extension of the Rural Economic Diversification Program (USAID / RED) for 21 additional months.

La Tribuna published on its website, "USAID/RED works with micro, small and medium sized rural enterprises to enhance competitiveness, expand exports and local sales and promote increased production and investment in products with higher value."

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