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.

 

Related Blog Posts

 

Cultivating the Next Generation of Coffee Farmers

Cultivating the Next Generation of Coffee Farmers

Nestled in the heart of Zimbabwe’s Honde Valley, a small coffee nursery holds the key to prosperity for a group of young coffee farmers.

Can Drones Change Africa’s Agricultural Future?

Can Drones Change Africa’s Agricultural Future?

In sub-Saharan Africa, TechnoServe is testing sustainable, cost-effective, and measurable innovations for development. A surprising potential win for smallholders: drone technology.

On International Youth Day, Celebrating the Next Generation of Change

On International Youth Day, Celebrating the Next Generation of Change

In celebration of International Youth Day, we are sharing stories from a few of the many young people who have graduated from TechnoServe's programs around the world.