The Asociación de Productores del Altiplano de Celaque (APROALCE) is a local cooperative that trades fruit and vegetables. In 2015/16, monthly sales were up 15% on average compared to the last year. Oxfam has assisted the enterprise to develop a relationship with a new financial intermediary, which can provide the working capital required for the enterprise to continue growing.
The Cooperativa Regional de Productores Agroindustriales de Marañón del Sur Limitada (CREPAIMASUL) specialises in organic cashew nuts, in one of the driest and most vulnerable regions, where cashew farming has shown good potential. In order to continue its expansion and consolidate new markets Oxfam will be supporting the improvement of processing quality and management capacity.
APICULTURA LILIAN purchases honey from a network of 125 smallholder farmers across 10 departments in Honduras. It has a small processing plant, where the honey is processed and bottled. Its branded products are sold through supermarkets and other retail outlets across the country. Apis Lilian is the leading national brand of honey. Over the next three years, with EDP’s support the enterprise will grow its business revenue by 50%, expanding into the wider Central American market and increasing the yields of small-scale beekeepers.