Sustainable Rural Development Programme for the Southern Region (Emprende Sur)

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Sustainable Rural Development Programme for the Southern Region

This programme will operate in the southern region of the country, focusing on selected municipalities in the departments of Choluteca, El Paraíso, Francisco Morazán, La Paz and Valle. Its aim is to increase the incomes, employment and food security of poor small-scale agricultural producers, microentrepreneurs in agricultural and non-agricultural value chains, traditional inland fish harvesters, Lenca indigenous populations, and rural women and young people.
To reach these goals, the programme will help people operating small rural enterprises add value to their products and get more and better access to national and external markets. The programme will improve infrastructure, consolidate rural savings associations, increase food security and reduce vulnerability to the impacts of climate change. It will also strengthen the organizational, decision-making and entrepreneurial capacities of rural communities and producer associations, supported by enhanced municipal planning.
Status: Closed
Approval Date
16 September 2010
2010 - 2019
Rural Development
Total Project Cost
US$ 37.21 million
IFAD Financing
US$ 10 million
Co-financiers (International)
OPEC Fund for International Development US$ 10 million
Central-American Bank for Econ.Integration (BCIE) US$ 10 million
Co-financiers (Domestic)
Beneficiaries US$ 3.53 million
National Government US$ 3.68 million
Financing terms
Highly Concessional
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Arnoldus Leo Julianus Hameleers

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