Photo of the Week: Success in the Honduran Highlands

September 30, 2011

The 25 farming families of the Flor del Pino cooperative own some of the best land for coffee production in Honduras. But for years, these coopearative members lacked the technical knowledge to best utilize their plots. As a result, their coffee could only be sold through local buyers at low prices.


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The 25 farming families of the Flor del Pino cooperative own some of the best land for coffee production in Honduras. But for years, these cooperative members lacked the technical knowledge to best utilize their plots. As a result, their coffee could only be sold through local buyers at low prices. Vulnerable to price swings, the families earned little income from their coffee trees.

In 2007, TechnoServe began developing the cooperative's practices in the field and in the market. Our advisors helped improve the quality of their coffee and connect with buyers, allowing the farmers to sell their coffee at a better price. Their higher incomes have helped these families improve their nutrition, their homes, their health and their education.

Learn more about our work with the Flor del Pino cooperative.

 

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