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Livelihoods: Sustainable value chains – Ojon oil in Honduras

A case study about exporting local produce from indigenous communities to global markets

2013 Available in English

Indigenous communities in La Mosquita, Honduras, live in coastal villages suspended on stilts. They rely heavily on fishing, coconut production, and harvesting and producing ojon oil from the ojon fruit. This has become a central economic activity for the people of La Mosquita, which is one of the lowest-income regions in the country. For ten years, MOPAWI has been working with these remote communities to export ojon oil to the Ojon Corporation, which sells it to the international cosmetic market.

This case study highlights the successes of exporting sought-after local produce from indigenous communities to the global market.

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