Honduras

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.
honduras

facts and figures

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

Swisscontact in Honduras

  • since 1996

Projects

Honduras
Sustainable agriculture
“Paraíso Verde“: decarbonising the agricultural and forestry sector in the department of El Paraíso
The project will focus on agricultural and forestry value chains, compatible with the agroecological landscape approach, to reduce vulnerability to climate change, improve social inclusion, reduce deforestation and CO2 emissions, and increase forest restoration with better governance and local appropriation.
Honduras
Sustainable agriculture
Empowering coffee producers through training in human rights
Swisscontact joins Nestlé’s initiative “Plan Nescafé” as a technical ally on training and capacity building on human rights, prevention of child labour and women’s economic empowerment in the Honduran coffee sector.
Honduras
Trade
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.

News

Honduras
Sustainable agriculture
07.12.2023
El Paraíso, Honduras: building partnerships for a sustainable future
Decarbonisation is an important step in the battle against climate change and involves the reduction or elimination of greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture, energy, transport, and other industries. During the EU-financed Paraíso Verde project in Honduras, Swisscontact is supporting this process in the coffee, cacao, livestock, and forestry value chains. Swisscontact is ensuring that alliances are formed in the region that promote practices and technologies to better adapt and become more resilient to climate change, and thus contribute to the decarbonisation of the El Paraíso department.
Honduras, Guatemala
17.07.2023
Swisscontact reaffirms its commitment to Honduras through a visit by the Chairman of its Board of Directors
Thomas Meyer, Chairman of the Board of Swisscontact, visited Honduras to learn about the reality and the context in which projects are implemented in the country, as well as to strengthen and strengthen ties of cooperation, reiterating the organization's commitment to the positive development of Hondurans. 
Guatemala, Honduras
17.07.2023
A historic visit for Central America, beginning in Guatemala.
On July 4, Thomas Meyer, Chairman of the Board of Swisscontact, based in Zurich, Switzerland, toured Central America, specifically Guatemala and Honduras, in order to learn about the reality and context in which projects are implemented in those countries.
Country Director Swisscontact in Honduras
Liliana Sánchez

Interventions

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. 

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Swisscontact Honduras
Centros de Negocios La Reforma, Col. La Reforma a 30 Mts. de avenida La Paz.

Tegucigalpa; Honduras