Compared to other Latin American countries, Honduras as a whole has suffered from insufficient economic development. Yet, the most vulnerable are the country’s farmers, who typically cultivate small hillside plots with marginal soil and no access to irrigation, and depend on their production to survive. Variability in rainfall, inferior seeds, poor crop management, and ineffective pesticides or fertilizers often produce low yields. Thus, most rural families survive from harvest to harvest, relying on agricultural credit loans to increase capital. One poor seasonal yield can initiate a cycle of extreme poverty or further desperation.
Groundswell in Honduras
Groundswell has been partnering with Vecinos Honduras since 2011. Vecinos coordinates four programs with 39 rural communities in the drought stricken southern part of the country, strengthening community organizations and local leadership, agroecological farming, community health, and the wellbeing of children. We are collaborating on a regional program to strengthen healthy local food systems.
Learn more about holistic human development in Honduras.
Read blog posts and farmer hero stories from Honduras.