Honduras Ag. Research Found.
ORIGIN TYPE: Non-profit Farm/Farmer Group what’s this?, Established 1984
FHIA is a private, apolitical, and non-profit center for agricultural research and education. The foundation was formed in 1984 for the purpose of generating and disseminating agricultural technology within the country of Honduras. FHIA promotes agroforestry systems and diversified cropping as an alternative to traditional agriculture business, and conducts a variety of research on cacao, banana, timber trees, and vegetable crops. The diversification program provides support to producers in various categories (e.g., fruits, spices, roots, and tubers) for both local consumption and export. Because the foundation conducts research throughout the country, recommendations are made for div... +Read more
LAND & PRODUCTION
VARIETALS: Predominantly Trinitario and mixed Amazon hybrid types.
PRODUCTION CAPACITY: 20-25 kg/year
OTHER CROPS: -
PROJECTED PRODUCTION CAPACITY NEXT YEAR: 20-25 kg/year
To increase fundraising to support the foundation by selling beans to the US specialty cacao market, as opposed to bulk chocolate producers at commodity rates. Collaboration between FHIA and Cacao Services Inc. to improve bean quality and consistency, access to specialty markets, and for research on various cacao-related projects (e.g., identification, preservation, and propagation of Honduran criollo cultivars).
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