The Marcala Coffee Designation of Origin as an instrument to promote local development in the department of La Paz, Honduras

  • Country: Honduras
    Location: Departamento de La Paz
    Start date: 01/03/2014
    End date: 28/02/2016
    Applicant(s): Fundación ETEA
    Local partner(s): Consejo regulador DO Marcala
    Funder: AACID
    Funding: 300.000,00 EUR
    Research line: Rural Development

The project aims to guarantee the economic autonomy and food security of coffee-producing families in the Marcala Designation of Origin region by strengthening the institutional framework for coffee growing through the Marcala Coffee DO as an instrument for promoting sustainable local development in the department of La Paz, Honduras.

The intervention aims to strengthen ADOPCAM in its quality assurance and marketing processes, and to develop a strategy for the recovery and rescue of the coffee park, generating capacities in the communities through the Municipal Environmental Units (UMA) to improve the conditions of the wet processing process in the region’s coffee cooperatives. The proposal is being developed in 13 municipalities in the department of La Paz, which belong to the Marcala Coffee DO Region and to the two commonwealths of the department.