Vice President of Honduras Samuel Reyes, Minister of Agriculture and Livestock Jacobo Regalado, and Marlon Garcia from WFP Honduras fill a bag with beans processed by the new plant. Once the bags are filled, in this case with beans, they are distributed to the various programmes implemented by WFP in Honduras.
From left to right: Marlon Garcia of WFP, President of UNESSELL Angel Antonio Flores, Minister of Agriculture Jacobo Regalado, Vice President of the Republic Samuel Reyes, Mayor of Las Flores Wilfredo Cáceres, Representative of the President of the National Congress Antonio Hernandez, and Peter Versteeg, Charge d'Affaires of the European Union.
Delmi Castañeda, Rosalinda Matthew, Suyapa Alvarado Martínez, Sabina and Mary Rivers are some of the 2,965 women who are part of UNESSELL farmers organization. P4P promotes the empowerment of women and their active participation in decision making processes.
Angel Antonio Flores, President of UNESSELL with the Minister of Agriculture, Jacobo Regalado. "We are very grateful to the European Union and WFP because the only grain dryer plant that had existed in this region was for coffee production," said Flores. "We are very proud to be part of this project and now to have our own drying plant."
Marvin Quintanilla, Alberto Perdomo, Basilio Miranda and Edwin Socorro are small holder farmers from UNESSELL, which is an umbrella organization that supports 12 small holder farmers associations with more than 1,100 members in the departments of Lempira and Copán.
8 September 2014 Honduras: WFP-COPECO Distribute Food to Drought-Hit Communities