The Central America region is a small market. The region contains around 43 million inhabitants (0.6 percent of total world population) who generate around 0.25 percent of the world's Gross Domestic Product (GDP). While the region has successfully embarked on a regional integration agenda and has strong commercial links with the US, extra-regional trade-mainly with large fast-growing emerging economies-remains a challenge.
"Queremos ir tranquilos a trabajar, sin el miedo a que nos vayan asesinar, y mientras no se vaya la empresa palmera y los militares que disparan contra la gente, no podemos tener paz" Santos Torres.
Por: Sandra Rodríguez
Tegucigalpa, Honduras.- Entre dos y quince años, hay cinco niños y niñas que han quedado sin papá. Su delito fue predicar la verdad desde su ministerio de celebrador de la Palabra de Dios en el Bajo Aguán, exigiendo un alto a la violencia y el respeto por derecho a tenencia de la tierra.
The USAID ProParque team is helping Honduras develop sound management of its natural resources in a way that complements the country’s economic and social development. The project works with the Government of Honduras to strengthen the nation’s protected area management system, improve biodiversity and natural resource management, and facilitate rural enterprise growth, climate change adaptation, disaster risk reduction, land tenure, and clean energy development.
Las mujeres organizadas han sostenido acercamientos con funcionarios de la Secretaría de Desarrollo Económico, entidad responsable administrativa y presupuestariamente de CREDIMUJER, que han resultado intrascendentes.
Las mujeres campesinas denuncian que el Gobierno de Juan Orlando Hernández no ha cumplido con la promesa de asignar 30 millones de lempiras, dentro del presupuesto 2018, para poner en funcionamiento el Programa Nacional de Crédito Solidario para la Mujer Rural “Credimujer”.
NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Using digital technology to record land deals in Honduras can help clean up a corrupt system, protect the poor against eviction and stem violence in the world's most dangerous place for environmental activists, according to an analyst.
Nearly 80 percent of the country's privately held land is either untitled or improperly so, and acquisitions for mining, dams, tourism and other developments are often enforced through violence.
Secure land tenure in rural landscapes is widely recognized as an essential foundation for achieving a range of economic development goals. However, forest areas in low and middle-income countries face particular challenges in strengthening the security of land and resource tenure. Forest peoples are often among the poorest and most politically marginalized communities in their national contexts, and their tenure systems are often based on customary, collective rights that have insufficient formal legal protection.
Honduras has the highest murder rate for environmental activists in the world mostly because of conflict over land rights.
Relatives of Berta Caceres, the iconic Indigenous environmentalist from Honduras who was killed in March last year, denounced a "hate campaign" against them Wednesday.
Increasing land degradation and concomitant low agricultural productivity are important determinants of rural poverty in the hillside areas of Honduras. Using data at the levels of the farm household, parcel and plot, we develop an econometric modeling framework to analyze land management decisions and their impact on crop productivity. Our econometric model allows for endogenous household decisions regarding livelihood strategy choice, use of labor and external inputs, and participation in organizations.
This study evaluates the relationship between landscape accessibility and land cover change in Western Honduras, and demonstrates how these relationships are influenced by social and economic processes of land use change in the region. The study area presents a complex mosaic of land cover change processes that involve approximately equal amounts of reforestation and deforestation.
A household-level switching regression model is implemented to examine potential selectivity bias for rural households under high and low levels of investments in soil conservation in El Salvador and Honduras. In the presence of selectivity bias, separate stochastic production frontiers are estimated for low and high adopters. The main results indicate that households with higher levels of investments in soil conservation show higher average TE than those with a lower level of investments. Constrains in the rural land and credit markets are likely explanations for these differences.