Honduras to Invest $ 15 Million in Agriculture

The National Sustainable Development Program will allocate the resources to irrigation systems, business plans and food security.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Mario Pineda, Director of Pronaders, said the departments of Olancho, El Paraiso, Colon and Gracias a Dios will receive $ 5.3 million for business plans.

Pineda added that the remaining resources will be used for irrigation, food security and maintenance works for rural roads.

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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."

$10 Million for Small- and Medium-Sized Honduran Businesses

February 2009

The project “Pymerural” will give support to seven thousand small- and medium-sized businesses (PYMES, initials in Spanish) from rural areas.

La Tribuna, on its website, publishes: "The project is supported with funds contributed by the government of Switzerland and will cover ten departments throughout the country, with different areas of aggregate value and with agricultural and non-agricultural products from the rural areas of Honduras."

$8 million for rural development in Guatemala

January 2009

Canada will donate the figure for rural development in the Solola Department, benefiting coffee and vegetable producers.

According to elheraldo.hn: "The Canadian minister of State for Foreign Affairs for Latin America and the Caribbean, Peter Kent, pointed out that the donation is destined to Solola because it is at the top of the Guatemalan government's list of priorities for the fight against poverty."

Magnate to head Guatemala's fight against poverty

May 2008

Business magnate Roberto Dalton is to lead Guatemala's campaign against poverty as executive coordinator of the National Commission for Rural Development

Dalton says he never intended to work in the public sector. "I was originally asked to give advice to Alfredo Mirón, who was going to head up efforts for rural development.

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