CARE’s PROSADE ( Promoting Food Security in Choluteca and Rio Negro Watersheds) project in southern Honduras seeks to expand local food production, guarantee access to safe and reliable water, and promote good sanitation and hygiene practices.
Access to food is extremely limited in southern Honduras due to extreme levels of poverty, low agricultural productivity, reduced employment opportunities and difficulties importing food, which is only worsened by global economic uncertainty and high food prices.
- Introduce a variety of new drought- and disease-resistant seeds.
- Educate farmers and community members about improved planting and water harvesting techniques to improve lives and reduce future risk to drought.
- Reduce vulnerability to food shortages and disasters for women, men, youth and elderly citizens in southern Honduras.
This project is undertaken with the financial support of the Government of Canada provided through Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada.
ABOUT THE PROJECT
Start Date: 2010
End Date: 2016
Total lives impacted: 224,200
This includes 24,200 women, men, girls, boys, youth and elderly citizens directly; and 200,000 community members who will indirectly benefit from this project.
PROSADE will encourage participants to reexamine traditional gender roles and strengthen women’s leadership, promote equitable participation in local committees, foster alliances with women’s networks and allocate project resources toward equity.
- Honduras is one of the poorest countries in Latin America. More than 60 per cent of the population lives in poverty and per capita income is one of the lowest in the region. (CIA World Factbook, 2013)
- Almost a quarter of the population does not have access to clean sanitation facilities. (WHO, 2012)