The “Güiro” of Tontolo

  • Authors:
    José Juan Romero Rodríguez
  • Publication:
    Revista Suma de Voluntades, 2006
  • Edition:
    Consejería de Asuntos Sociales de la Junta de Andalucía

Since 1988, ETEA and the ETEA Foundation for Development and Cooperation have been executing development projects in the Central American region, with the objective of generating better living standards for the inhabitants of the surrounding countries, promoting the formation of human capital as a key element for the achievement of this objective.

The ETEA Foundation incorporates the aspect of food security in its mission, and does so with a clear sectoral focus, in a key product in the region, such as coffee, generating territorial effects. With funding from the Spanish Agency for International Cooperation, in collaboration with FAO and IHCAFE (Honduran Coffee Institute), a project is currently being implemented in western Honduras to reduce the vulnerability of small coffee-growing families to possible food insecurity crises resulting from falls in coffee prices or adverse weather conditions.

During the months of July and August 2005, José J. Romero, professor at ETEA, accompanied José Luis Cárdenas Lara, the expatriate in charge of this intervention in Santa Rosa de Copán (Honduras). We reproduce below “a page from his diary” which may be of interest to our readers.

The magazine “Suma de voluntades”, of the Consejería de Asuntos Sociales de la Junta de Andalucía, publishes the article “El Güiro de Tontolo”, by José Juan Romero, in which he describes some of his experiences during one of his stays in Honduras.

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