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Contribución de la actualización de competencias de los agricultores en la mitigacion de pobreza: Caso de la mancomunidad chorti, Copán Honduras

Author(s): Rivas Guzman Alvaro | Avendaño Pablo Enrique | Quin Heimar

Journal: Agronomía Colombiana
ISSN 0120-9965

Volume: 28;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 567;
Date: 2010;
Original page

The Copan department of Honduras has a low Human Development Index (HDI 0.56) but it is very rich in hydric resources, all ranges in temperature, ecosystems, agricultural and livestock biodiversity, and rural knowledge because its original Mayan ethnic groups (Chorti and Lencas, and mixed race peasants).This article analyzes and evaluates the strategies used in the components of rural production and management of the basin of the Project ‘Local Self-managed Development for PovertyReduction in North Copán, Honduras’ (NCP) that worked with the Multifunctional Agriculture (MFA) approach between 2003 and 2007. The main results were: To promote agro-ecological management innovations, creation of two funds to improve the farmers production, environmental protection of the basins, to consider the hydric and eco-systemic services in the management of the territory, to reassess social learning systems as the  extension methodology “farmer to farmer”.. 
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