Swisscontact has been working in Honduras since 1996, focusing on sustainable agriculture, market-based value chains, technical vocational training linked to labour markets and entrepreneurship, local economic development and tourism. Over the years, Swisscontact has become a facilitator between actors of the private, public and civil society sectors, with the aim of joining forces to achieve sustainable, inclusive, economic, social and environmental development in Honduras. Swisscontact has expanded its areas of intervention to high-impact issues such as the creation of opportunities in the labour market and entrepreneurship for young people in Honduras, and the facilitation and promotion of international trade of a sustainable and inclusive exportable supply. In order to contribute to sustainable and widespread prosperity, Swisscontact continues to create opportunities in Honduras through the implementation of development projects.

facts and figures

  • Area: 112,492 km²
  • Population: 9,580,000
  • Capital: Tegucigalpa M.D.C.

Swisscontact in Honduras

  • since 1996


Most producers in the Departments of El Paraíso, Valle and Choluteca do not manage to make their businesses successful, due principally to exploitation, inadequate harvesting practices and poor knowledge of the market. Fino de aroma cocoa is an alternative crop for coffee growers in El Paraiso, where 51,200 hectares of coffee plantations supply...
Inclusive Coffee: Promoting sustainable markets
The project seeks to reduce the existing inequalities in the sustainable coffee value chain in order to create more resilient livelihoods for smallholder sustainable coffee farmers.


Sustainable tourism
Capacity development - Improving the standard of living and quality of life of the actors involved in tourism 
The Rural Market Opportunities Project in the Gulf of Fonseca in Honduras, funded by Global Affairs Canada has been implemented by Swisscontact from 2017 to 2022. The project aimed at contributing to the inclusive local economic development of 33 municipalities located in the region in various sectors, including tourism.
Entrepreneurial ecosystems, Continuing Vocational Education and Training, Initial vocational education and training, Sustainable agriculture
Rural Market Opportunities: a project that impacted more than 7500 women, youth and men in the Gulf of Fonseca region
In its five years of implementation, the project Rural Market Opportunities in the Gulf of Fonseca impacted the lives of more than 7500 women, youth and men in Honduras. 
Sustainable agriculture, Entrepreneurial ecosystems
Agricultural technologies to reduce the workload of female cashew farmers
Swisscontact studied gender gaps in the cashew value chain in Honduras in order to empower women in agriculture and improve their livelihoods. Thanks to the introduction of new technologies, 60 female cashew farmers in the south of the country were able to reduce their heavy workload tending to their plots and make better use of their time.
Country Director Swisscontact in Honduras
Liliana Sánchez


In order to achieve resilient livelihoods for people, as well as for companies and for the general economy of Honduras, Swisscontact aligns its actions with the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). These include eradicating poverty, gender equality, decent work and economic growth, responsible consumption and production, and forming partnerships to achieve these goals. To this aim, Swisscontact executes projects sponsored by private and public donors (SDC, European Union, Government of Honduras, among others). 

To achieve the greatest possible impact from the interventions, the projects incorporate scalability (use in other regions), focus on associations (organisations, field schools for agriculture, etc.) and the use of result-based methodologies (logical framework, results chain, monitoring systems, etc.). The experience in Honduras has shown that the path to resilience is linked to the creation of productive jobs and the generation of income. 

Latin America Regional Report 2021
In 2021, Swisscontact Latin America continued to strengthen synergies with the private and public sectors with the aim of achieving more equal, inclusive and resilient societies that are able to meet the challenges and difficulties facing the region.


Swisscontact Honduras
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