10. Intibucá

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

A.1. Agribusiness (Industrial Crops)

AGR103: Manufacturing Functional-Nutritional Cereal

Amount:

US$  17,238,938

State:

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Location:

Municipality of Intibucá, Department of Intibucá, Aldea Amarateca, Distrito Central, Department of Francisco Morazán.

Description: The proposal is through a co-investment system to expand the processing plant to generate capacity to receive a maximum of 2,200 tons of corn, 800 tons of soy, 400 tons of oats, and 400 tons of integral corn, the raw material that will manufacture the Nutrivital finished product in a maximum amount of 3,600 tons approximately. The updating of the processing equipment to improve the efficiency to transform raw material into the finished product.  Nutrivital is a special formula of easy digestion prepared with a mixture rich in proteins, vitamins, minerals, amino acids, fibers, pre-biotics, carbohydrates, enzymes, essential fatty acids, phytonutrients and antioxidants that guarantee healthy food for all people of different ages.

AGR113: Potato Seed Production in Honduras for Central America

Amount:

US$ 7,203,500

State:

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Location:

Municipalities La Esperanza e Intibucá, Department of Intibucá

Description: Potato (Solanum tuberosum) production in Honduras has become a major source of income for small and medium producers. The country farms approximately 3.686 hectares, with an estimated production of 74.547 MT per year. However, Honduras has 19,000 hectares of soils, with the appropriate agro-ecological conditions for planting potatoes and vegetables in cold weather. One limitation is the input seed that represents 40% (U.S. $ 2,303.00 / Ha) of the costs. Even more worrying is that most of the time it is not available, only when certified potato seeds are imported Holland and / or Chile. Today it is estimated that the domestic demand for potatoes seed is about 120.000 qq. If we consider the Central American market, imports of potatoes seed in the region are estimated at $ 3.0 million, of which 50% are imports from Honduras.

 The project involves the construction of a 500-mt 2 and other infrastructure needed for the production of seed potatoes, accompanied by a Program for the Promotion of the Potato Seed, using all positive factors in the country to produce and market the potato seeds.

A.3. Agribusiness (Irrigation Water Supply)

AGR305:  Irrigation Water Supply Network, Filtered and Pressurized in the Valley of Jesús de Otoro (B

Amount:

US $ 29,903,500

State:

Feasibility

Location:

Municipality of Jesús of Otoro, (Valle of Jesús of Otoro), Department of Intibucá.

Description: To seize the opportunities offered by the FTAs and other incentives for the export of vegetables and other agricultural crops to the United States, Europe, the regional market and local markets, producers need to have water resources in an efficient and timely manner. The project aims to incorporate in this valley a total of 2,255 hectares of net irrigated areas. In this sense, the idea is to build the necessary infrastructure for collection, filtration and distribution of pressurized irrigation through a BOT concession system, which will allowed selling the service of water supply to the vegetable growers in these areas.