De Sol a Sol seeks to strengthen the development of Honduras by creating a space to manage the most relevant information for the agricultural sector.
Executives from Emisoras Unidas and leaders from Zamorano signed a cooperation agreement that starts a new radio program called De Sol a Sol. The program’s objective is to produce educational content of interest to Honduran farmers, fishermen, students, technicians, professionals, and businessmen about the productive agricultural sector, small-scale fishing, and aquaculture.
The new radio project was presented to faculty, students, and the media. It will begin broadcasting first thing in the morning from Monday to Monday, starting June 24. It’s produced by the radio station HRN and is produced and directed by Jari Barahona and led by Gustavo Vallecillo.
The event was held on campus and was chaired by Dr. Jeffrey Lansdale, rector of Zamorano, and Lic. Anna María Villeda Kafati, vice president of Emisoras Unidas. Villeda Kafati noted, “As the name of this space says – and for us it’s more than a radio program, it’s an educational project – in Honduras we work from sunrise to sunset. It is precisely for all those good, honest people who get up early to work for whom this space is directed “.
She said that she was honored Zamorano has accepted the alliance, as it is an institution producing students equipped with a wealth of knowledge, and that agriculture is a difficult task in all the countries of the world. “We are driven by the desire to reach the people who need it most. This program is important because it will reach the most forgotten people in our country,” she added.
For Chancellor Lansdale, the more you contribute to improving the situation of agriculture in the country, the better the results will be for every Honduran inhabitant because the farmer has the important opportunity to produce the food for a growing population. He recalled that there are many challenges on issues of climate change, water conservation, drought, and production of important and basic food products, such as beans, of which Zamorano has produced more than 65 varieties.
“When we talk about agriculture, we are talking about taking better care of animals, plants, and our health – and this is going to be part of the message of this initiative, that human beings have to create a harmony, a synergy between agriculture and human health to achieve an impact on the well-being of Honduras. This will be an interactive program so that the message is one of comprehensive learning,” he added.
De Sol a Sol is a social and educational project that can be heard both on the radio and through the website of Emisoras Unidas. Recognized Zamorano professors with extensive experience in the subjects will daily address relevant issues for the agricultural sector of Honduras.
With the high worldwide demand for food, Honduras’ agricultural sector has an enormous opportunity to achieve very important growth by encouraging exports. Zamorano and Emisoras Unidas, aware of the agricultural sector’s importance for the country’s economy and well-being, created this space to promote good agricultural practices and to strengthen the development of this sector.