With a US$8.96 million investment, the ‘Modernization of Irrigation in Micro River Basins of the West Comayagua Valley’ project was led by the Government of Honduras’ Agriculture and Livestock Department, with support from the Central American Bank for Economic Integration and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
The project—and the new infrastructure provided—benefits 340 producer families directly. Moreover, nearly 1,300 families have also been trained in new techniques to cultivate and sell beans, rice, maize, onion, yucca, aubergines and mangos, among other crops.
“This project not only focused on irrigation, [but it has also] established business plans and provided technical assistance and training. In addition, it links the production to national and international markets in a more comprehensive vision of agricultural development,” said Jacobo Regalado, Department of Agriculture and Livestock Minister.
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