Honduras

Honduran Community Hit by Coffee Rust Recovers with Assistance from the European Union

Honduras was one of the Central American countries most affected by coffee rust, a plague that destroyed hectors of coffee plantations and caused nationwide economic imbalance. Smallholder farmers and plantation laborers took the greatest hit, as their livelihoods slowly disappeared.

Overview

With one in every four children suffering from chronic malnutrition, one doesn't have to look far in Honduras to find a child in desperate need of food. Food insecurity does not only affect children. It also impacts all sectors of this country, especially the rural population, 75 percent of whom live in extreme poverty. 

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