Honduras has seen an increase in production in the past years, but there is still potential to improve yields by 45%, including through renovation and rehabilitation.
SHFs benefitting from the program must have coffee as their main crop and comply with the Code of Conduct of the PAPP.
95% of coffee producers in Honduras are SHFs with less than 7 ha. More than 60% produce less than 1.5 tons of green coffee each year.
Grants were provided to the least productive SHFs during phase 1 of the program. The program was then expanded to more productive farmers (less than 3 tons/year), who often belong to loose-value chains.
Honduras was seriously affected by La Roya. About 187,000 ha (more than 70%) of the coffee trees would benefit from renovation or rehabilitation.
The program enabled the renovation of 15,500 ha among the poorest and least productive farmers.