46%Live in Rural Areas
35%Rely on Agriculture
16%Live Below the Poverty Line
Forty-six percent of Honduras’ population live in rural areas. The World Bank reports that 29 percent of its land area is used for agricultural purposes and 35 percent of its total population rely on agriculture for their livelihoods.
Honduras rates 129 out of 187 countries in poverty according to the United Nation’s Human Development Index (2014). About 16.5 percent of its 8 million people live below the poverty line, or $1.25 a day, and 7 percent of its children under 5 are malnourished.
Our Work In Honduras
Heifer Honduras supports small-scale farmers and indigenous populations who live in rural areas. We provide farmers with gifts of animals, seeds, equipment and training that contribute to improving their farms’ production.
Our regional programs focus on improving the quality, production, processing and marketing of coffee, cacao, cardamom, and honey. Farmers learn to manage sustainable and diverse food systems in an Earth-friendly way.
Additionally, we promote training and technical assistance that can help farmers identify new business opportunities and access national and international markets.
Full Participation, Leadership Training, Women-led Farmer and Self-Help Groups (SHGs), Asset Ownership
Technical Assistance and Training, Business Acquisition, Credit Access, Market Access
Passing on the Gift®, Youth Leadership, 12 Cornerstones for Just and Sustainable Development, Organization Development
Animal and Crop Management, Dietary Diversification, Food Preparation Training, Family Planning, Maternal and Infant Health
Natural Resource Management, Agroecology, Agroforestry, Improved Cookstoves, Organic Gardening
Programs and Projects
PROMESA:Economic Improvement and Food Security in Coffee, Cocoa, and Other Crop Commodities
GANASOL:Livestock and Sustainable Agriculture on Latin American Hillsides