Project profile — SABORES de Honduras: Empowering Women and Youth in Coffee and Honey Value Chains



Overview 

CA-3-P008307001
$10,700,000
SOCODEVI - Canadian Cooperation Society for International Development (CA-CRA_ACR-3104918610)
2022-03-10 - 2027-03-30
Operational
Global Affairs Canada
NGM Americas

Country / region 

• Honduras (100.00%)

Sector 

• Government And Civil Society, General: Ending violence against women and girls (15180) (15.00%)
• Business And Other Services: Business Development Services (25030) (20.00%)
• Agricultural policy and administrative management:
Agricultural policy and administrative management (31110) (15.00%)
Agricultural development (31120) (25.00%)
Agricultural co-operatives (31194) (25.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (principal objective)
• Participatory development and good governance (significant objective)
• Trade development (significant objective)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (significant objective)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)

Description 

The project contributes to sustainably increase the economic empowerment of 15,000 women, men and youth in the coffee and honey value chains in Honduras. It seeks to support the economic recovery in the context of pandemic, socio-economic shocks and climate change. The project’s activities include: 1) implementing an equitable access to land program for women and young women; 2) training in education, financial management, and leadership focused on women's rights and positive masculinities; and 3) establishing productive agroforestry systems; 4) creating a social enterprise from responsible private investments; 5) training associations and social enterprises on good governance and inclusive management practices through the PerformCoop program, as well as on improving the quality of sales products; 5) implementing an innovative marketing and commercialization strategy; 6) establishing a microcredit and climate finance program; 7) establishing a coordination mechanism to create an inclusive gender-sensitive business environment that is also sensitive to environmental challenges; 8) establishing communication and advocacy mechanisms for the economic empowerment of women and young people with local and national stakeholders.

Expected results 

The expected intermediate results include: (1) strengthened resilience to socio-economic shocks and climate change of women and youth in inclusive and equitable family-run agroforestry businesses in targeted regions; (2) improved performance of associative enterprises and the social enterprise to support the resilience to climate change and economic prosperity of women and youth. The emphasis is specifically on young women in diversified climate-smart agroforestry systems; and (3) improved efficiency of the business environment to sustainably support the economic empowerment of women and youth, especially young women, in diversified agroforestry systems in the context of socio-economic shocks and climate change.

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of March 2023 include: (1) trained 43 women in women's business leadership and women's rights; (2) 41% of women are members of governing bodies and support committees, a 5% increase from the baseline study; (3) 163 members of the Board of Directors, support committees and employees trained in the effective participation of women and youth; and (4) 18 partnerships formed with 8 Municipal Women's' Offices (OMMs), 6 Municipal Mayors' Offices and 4 Municipal Youth Offices.

Budget and spending 


Original budget $2,330,000
Planned disbursement $2,080,000
Transactions
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Project-type interventions
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