Santos Lucrecia is joined by the WFP Representative in Honduras, Miguel Barreto, and all her classmates during training at the field school. (Copyright: WFP/Hetze Tosta)
The P4P project in Honduras supports some 11.500 small holder farmers, of which 2.613 are women. Meet Lucrecia Santos Galindo, a participant of this project in the department of Yoro, in northern Honduras.
Lucrecia Santos Galindo is a young woman who has dedicated herself to cultivating land since childhood. She is one of 16 small female producers from the Light and Life Production Associative, supported by the P4P project in Honduras.
Once a week Lucrecia Santos and her comrades attend school in the field the department of Yoro where the P4P project is being implemented. It is here that they receive training on agricultural techniques, proper handling of supplies and practices in the demonstration plots.
"This project has changed our lives, before we produced only 8 to 10 bags per hectare, now we produce 35 to 40 bags per hectare (each bag equals 2.5 quintals)”, says Lucrecia. She assured that they even started to believe that the land was not good, but with the aid of the schooling in the field they understood that they only lacked the knowledge to use it sustainably.
"Thanks to all the support we have received in training, supplies and equipment we can now produce seeds with high quality. Now I set the prices! I know the quality of grain that I produce and know that they cannot cheat me," says Santos Lucrecia.
In the Department of Yoro, northern Honduras more than 2.695 small producers are currently benefiting from the P4P project.