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Capital: Tegucigalpa
Population: 7,792,854
Population below national poverty line: 50%

Bóthar in Honduras:

Bóthar initiated its first project in Honduras in 2005. Projects here are characterized by their large size (both geographically and in terms of the number of families) and the multitude of partnerships involved in their implementation. Because of this, a large variety of animals are used in these projects including, cattle, goats, fish, poultry, pigs and beehives. The central aim of the projects here is to achieve not only food security but food independence, meaning that the communities here strive to produce locally the great majority of the food they consume, freeing them from dependence on outside imports and associated costs outside of their control.


Honduras Project Profiles

Project Title: Integrated Farms Project with a Gender Focus
Location: 10 departments, 27 municipalities, 174 communities
Number of families: There are currently 1,985 families involved in this project
Animals: 873 dairy cattle, 9,719 hens, 243 goats, 73,480 fish, 80 pigs, 40 beehives and 44 bulls.
Training: Animal care, animal health, shelter construction, breed handling, animal nutrition and feeding, animal reproduction and organic farming.
Brief synopsis: This project seeks to address a number of separate local issues. Firstly, the problem of food security is being met with the introduction of farming animals and best practices in how to care for them. Second, careful agro-ecological practices are enacted on farms to protect both the environment and the watershed areas upon which the farmer and his livestock depend. The third component of this project is a focus on gender and specifically so in relation to inequalities at home and in the decision making processes of community level actions. The final part of the project undertakes the promotion of the security of land holdings for groups that have benefited from the Land Reform Process.
Pass-on obligations: Families are required to pass on equal to what they received themselves. Currently, there are a total of 1,747 families who have benefited from’ passing on the gift’ in this project.
Expected benefits: All families in this project experience improved nutrition and income. The grassroots organizations involved are able to implement the project goals.
Co-financing partner(s): Instituto Nacional de la Formación Professional (INFOP), Ministry of Natural Resources
Local partner(s): National Campesino Associación, Christian Organisation for Integral Development Of Honduras (OCDIH), Mennonite Social Action Commission (CASM), Centre for Human Development (CDH), Consultants in Agriculture (CONAGRO), World Neighbours, Popular Savings Funds (CAP); Fundación Simiente, CHMC, ARPAO, APACHI, CAMACRED, ASOPAC, Movimiento del Aguan and Project Goal
Project title:
Promotion of Food Sovereignty in Southern Honduras
Honduras, Departments of Choluteca, Valle and Francisco Morazán
Number of families:
308 cows, 15 bulls, 8,867 hens, 163 goats and 40 beehives
Other inputs:

Plants and seeds to establish 600 family orchards, 100 metallic silos, materials to build 50 improved water use and management structures, 125 improved stoves, materials to establish and manage at least 19,875 meters of live barriers, materials to establish at least 16,500 meters of live fencing or another agro-forestry practice, worms and other materials to have 160 families practice vermin-culture, materials for 40 families to produce biogas
Livestock management, agricultural production, seed conservation and selection, pest control, fertilisation, grain storage, water management and conservation, construction of stoves, soil conservation, use of agro-forestry techniques, waste management, micro-enterprise development, product commercialisation, hygiene practices, basic nutrition practices.
Brief synopsis:

This project will assist families living in communities in Honduras’s southern regions, areas that have suffered crippling periods of drought. The goal of this project aspires toward the sustainability of the region’s food independence. Working with our partners Heifer Honduras and other local organisations, 308 cows, 15 bulls, 8,867 hens, 163 goats, 40 beehives, will be distributed incrementally among 80 farming communities, along with worms to 160 families to produce fertiliser. The sustainable use of soil, water and farm waste will be widely encouraged, along with the establishment of 600 orchards and extensive live barriers. Similarly, 125 improved stoves and 40 biogas digesters will be installed.
Pass-on obligations:
The 1,325 original families will pass-on to a further 1,060 families
Expected benefits:

2,325 families will have diversified their farms by incorporating livestock, improving crops and/or establishing and managing family orchards. The same number will have adopted soil conservation and agro-forestry practices, using manure and conserving water. These practices will serve to promote food sovereignty in the region and create markets for the sale of surplus products.
Co-financing partner(s):
Heifer Project International
Local partner(s):
Heifer International Honduras, ACAN, ADEPES, Cooperativa Nueva Lucha, Fundación Simiente, CDH, World Neighbours, COSECHA, CHMC

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