Improving the incomes of small-scale producers by adding value to the cocoa chain in the north-western region of Honduras
- Country: Honduras
Location: Copán and Santa Bárbara
Start date: 02/06/2017
End date: 02/09/2019
Applicant(s): Fundación ETEA
Socal partner(s): Fundación Hondureña de Investigación Agrícola (FHIA)
Funding: 299.970,00 EUR
Since 2013, Fundación ETEA has been developing an intervention to promote sustainable cocoa production in Honduras aimed at improving living conditions and guaranteeing food security for families in rural areas. In this third phase, focused on nine municipalities in the Departments of Santa Bárbara and Copán, the area of cocoa production will be expanded to 150 producer families to ensure adequate minimum production and income, although the added value of this new phase lies in the consolidation of the components of processing and value addition, as well as marketing. Two producers’ cooperatives and four women’s cocoa processing organisations (50 women) will be strengthened through training in agro-processing, management, legalisation, equipment and marketing support. Research applied to cocoa cultivation in the region will complement the intervention, also enhancing the generation of knowledge.
The objective of the project is to contribute to improving the quality of life of cocoa-producing families in Honduras by improving the income of small-scale producers by adding value to the cocoa chain in the north-western region of Honduras.