Rural Development Project in the Central Eastern Region (PRODERCO)
Rural Development Project in the Central Eastern Region (PRODERO)
PRODERO was IFAD's first initiative in Honduras and was a pioneering project in the diffusion of soil conservation techniques and particularly in developing environmental awareness among poor people and technical staff. Objective of the project was to help 8,400 families overcome chronic poverty by developing the local potential for self-development of families and local organizations, and by ensuring farmers' access to productive and financial resources.
Some participants who received training in improved production methods and conservation of natural resources have set up their own schools or enterprises and are themselves training farmers and technical workers. In addition, the channeling of resources to zones near areas of conflict has helped reduce social tension and contributes to peace.
29 April 1997
1997 - 2003
Total Project Cost
US$ 17 million
US$ 12.28 million
Central-American Bank for Econ.Integration (BCIE) US$ 1.5 million
Private sector local US$ 1.36 million
National Government US$ 1.3 million