She said that, before LYD came to her region, a woman who baked and sold coconut bread could make the equivalent of about US$75 a week.
Statistics from the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, and Nutrition (MAGA) indicate that losses from LYD amount to one-third of the total annual production of the country-- 15,800 metric tons of coconut grown on 4,188 hectares.
The ill wind that brought them LYD might, however, have blown them some good.
Building on the recognition brought about by media interest in LYD, several Afro-Honduran organizations representing most of the Garifuna towns and settlements in the country met in La Ceiba to make a unified demand on the president that he respond promptly to the community's other grave problems--poverty, hunger, unemployment, and the high incidence of HIV-AIDS.
The TVBN content in the dry-cured hams of LYD breed was significantly (p<0.
05), whereas the springiness of LYD ham was significantly (p<0.
05) higher than the values obtained from the hams of KNP and LYD breeds.
On the other hand, the dry-cured ham of LYD breed had higher color and taste scores than the Du ham (p<0.