Honduras Salt Production

Salt Production in Honduras

Salt Production in Honduras

SAG is promoting salt production to meet internal demand and boost the economy in the southern zone.

In Monjarás, Marcovia, Choluteca, the Secretariat of Agriculture and Livestock (SAG) recently inaugurated the new Association of Salt Producers of Southern Honduras (ASALSURH) to ramp up production, industrialization, and processing of salt.

This initiative aims to help small and medium-scale producers in Choluteca and Valle by providing a legal framework to unite salt sector players in a more competitive and technologically advanced environment.

 

 

“Monjarás, Marcovia, Choluteca: To increase production, industrialization, and processing of salt and to boost small and medium producers in Choluteca and Valle, we have sworn in the new Association of Salt Producers of Southern Honduras (ASALSURH).” Image Credit: Secretaría de Agricultura y Ganadería, Honduras.

 

 

The association, comprising 25 members from municipalities such as Alianza, Goascorán, San Lorenzo, and Nacaome in Valle, and Marcovia in Choluteca, was sworn in during a ceremony attended by representatives from the National Agri-Food Development Program (Pronagro) and the General Directorate of Fisheries and Aquaculture (Digepesca), both part of SAG.

 

 

“The new Association of Salt Producers of Southern Honduras (ASALSURH) provides a legal instrument that allows for greater cohesion among the salt sector in a more competitive and technified environment.” Image Credit: Secretaría de Agricultura y Ganadería, Honduras.

 

 

María Mercedes Isaula, Coordinator of Agri-Food Chains, emphasized the mission to integrate associated and non-associated salt producers and to bolster salt production while organizing the sector. Meanwhile, Bladimir Boquín, President of ASALSURH, expressed gratitude for the support, highlighting efforts to improve production, processing, transformation, and marketing of salt and its derivatives.

The southern region, the country’s primary salt production area, has the potential to meet the entire internal demand, which exceeds 3.5 million quintals. With over 200 producers, mainly small-scale, this sector provides more than 3,000 direct jobs and 1,200 indirect employment opportunities.

 


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