14. Ocotepeque

“Feasible” and “Prefeasible” Projects are highlighted in yellow.

A.1. Agronegocios (Cultivos Industriales)

AGR108:  Agro Industrial Processing of Corn into Flour for Human Consumption

Monto:

US$ 77,042,000

Estado:

Perfil

Ubicación:

Municipality of Guarizama, Manto (Reserva Tolupanes), Department of Olancho, Municipality of Negrito (Valle de Ayapa), Department of Yoro, Municipality of Cucuyagua, Department of Copán, Municipality of Sensenti, Department of Ocotepeque, and Municipality of Danlí (Valle de Jamastrán), Department of El Paraíso.

Description: Honduras white corn production for human consumption is 590,000 MT per year; however, to satisfy the demand of corn flour, it has to import 70,000 MT of corn flour, equivalent to US$ 30.0 million. In addition, there is the potential of the Central American market (40.0 million consumers of corn).

Undoubtedly, it opens the opportunity to build at least 7 agro industrial plants to process corn into flour for human consumption, with a strategic location in the convergence zones of the main corn producing zones in Honduras. Thus creating the capacity to process 252.000 metric tons of corn a year. Occasionally it shall be necessary to stimulate the modernization of the areas that are not yet modernized, to improve the quality of the grain and increase throughput, ensuring the supply of high quality raw material.

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AGR123: White and Yellow Onion Production, Storage, and Export

Monto:

US$ 16,522,000

Estado:

Perfil

Ubicación:

Municipialities of Sensenti,  Belén Gualcho, Nueva Ocotepeque, Departament of Ocotepeque, Municipality of Cucuyagua , Departament of Copán, Municipality of Güinope, Departament of El Paraíso, Municipalities of Ajuterique, Lejamaní, Comayagua, Departament of Comayagua.

Description: At the regional level onion imports in 2008 were 68.000 TM, the main potential market is El Salvador with a consumption of 44%. However, it is important to note that the demand for each country is different with respect to varieties that consumers prefer, for example, El Salvador consumes mostly white onion, and nonetheless Honduras prefers the yellow variety.

 Therefore it is proposed to venture into an onion production area of ​​1000 hectares, to supply the regional market with 45,000 MT, especially El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala (all of which are onion importers). The construction of the necessary infrastructure to dry, store, handle and package the product is an integral part of the project.

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