Conversations of change: Honduras

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The CDAIS project has been an accelerator of processes, with results that have spread from community to governmental levels. Those who have been involved consider that CDAIS was a key reason for these changes, having arrived as a springboard in 2015. Of the four partnerships in Honduras, these conversations explore the experiences of potato producers in La Esperanza, Intibucá, home to almost 70% of national potato production. Since 2015, much has changed for them: from a small group of growers, eight associations have become consolidated organisations. Supported by the government’s Agriculture and Livestock Secretariat (Secretaría de Agricultura y Ganadería, SAG) and accompanied by CDAIS, the process has shown the relevance of multi-stakeholder partnerships, farmer-to-farmer communication, organisation, and participatory monitoring and evaluation. And from this, there have been organisational and national-level changes, with a new ministerial agreement that guarantees future government support to the innovation niche partnership, providing space for the producers to engage in strategic and political processes.

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capacity development
agricultural innovation systems (AIS)
CDAIS project
TAP-related resource