Honduran delegation at the Specialty Coffee Expo 2022.
Solidaridad and the Honduran Coffee Institute (IHCAFE), together with the National Coffee Council (CONACAFE), the Alliance of Women in Coffee (AMUCAFE) – IWCA Honduras, and producers that are part of Swisscontact’s Inclusive Coffee project, participated in the Specialty Coffee Expo 2022 in the city of Boston, USA, to feature the progress of the coffee sector in Honduras. In this space, the most important coffee producers and buyers in the world gathered to exchange experiences and start business relationships.
During the event, Honduras presented the National Gender Policy, which will be implemented through four strategic pillars that will promote activities and initiatives:
- strengthen coffee institutions and organizations in addressing social inclusion and gender issues;
- increase and improve access to services and resources for women and youth working in the sector;
- develop and strengthen the leadership capacity of women and youth working in the sector; and
- integrate key actors and cooperation in the conversation on gender and social inclusion issues, to raise awareness, coordinate actions, and promote change.
The development of this policy brought together strategic partners working to promote it within the context of national policies; here, Solidaridad collaborated in the formulation and institutionalization of the policy and its execution plan.
Closing gender gaps has a positive impact on the well-being of coffee-growing families and on the productivity and competitiveness of the sector, since thousands of families depend on income related to coffee production.
“This policy will have a gradual impact on the producers, and it will make the role of women in coffee production visible,” said Orietta Pinto President of AMUCAFE.