TechnoServe Promotes Quality Coffee in Honduras with USDA Support

January 18, 2012

In Honduras, TechnoServe has supported coffee farmers through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food for Progress Program. The USDA Blog highlights this program, noting that a number of farmers assisted by TechnoServe were winners in the Cup of Excellence, a competition to recognize the country’s best coffees.

In Honduras, TechnoServe has supported coffee farmers through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food for Progress Program. The USDA Blog highlights this program, noting that a number of farmers assisted by TechnoServe were winners in the Cup of Excellence, a competition to recognize the country’s best coffees. By focusing on quality, TechnoServe is helping to boost the entire Honduran coffee industry:

Coffee is Honduras’ most important crop, accounting for more than a third of the country’s agricultural output. Much of its production is excellent, high altitude coffee; ideal for the specialty market. Previously, Honduras sold its coffee as a commodity with no price premium for quality. Then TechnoServe got involved. It promoted a strategic plan for the industry that focused on improving producers’ skills and building the infrastructure needed to sell coffee to specialty markets.

Read more on the USDA blog.