Developing Agribusiness in Honduras
TechnoServe is currently executing a $10 million U.S. Department of Agriculture Food for Progress project to increase agricultural productivity and expand trade in bean and specialty coffee for 27,000 smallholder farmers in the departments of Yoro, Colón, Olancho, Francisco Morazán and El Paraíso. The project aims to transform the underdeveloped bean market and support continued growth of the specialty coffee industry. The Honduran Agricultural Partnership will train farmers and link them to national phytosanitary systems, ensuring a safer food supply. In partnership with Michigan State University (MSU), the project will improve the capacity of key government agencies to enhance the quality of bean seeds available for farmers and lay the foundation for improved access over the long-term.