A farmer stands among tall cucumber plants and smiles heartily at the camera.


At a Glance

The Central America Regional Program serves Belize, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama. 

Honduras has a mountainous interior that creates two distinct regions with lowland coastal areas on each side. High exposure to extreme weather events is the country's primary source of climate vulnerability, as tropical storms and hurricanes destroy key infrastructure and threaten human life and wellbeing. Additional stressors such as reduced rainfall and higher temperatures negatively impact the agriculture sector, increase risks of water scarcity, and may inhibit hydropower plant expansion. Honduras' coastal ecosystems and fisheries are vulnerable to warming temperatures, compounded by overfishing and environmental degradation. Forest resources are an important source of income in rural areas, contributing to high rates of deforestation and land use which dominate the country's greenhouse gas emissions.

Climate Projections and Impacts

Refer to the Climate Risk Profile (2017) for more information.

Climate Projections


Increased Temperature


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Increased Drought Frequency


Increased Frequency/Intensity of Extreme Weather Events


Decreased/Less Frequent Precipitation

Key Climate Impacts


Ecosystems & Fisheries

Human Health

Water Resources

Funding and Key Indicators

Refer to metadata and sources for more details.

USAID Regional Climate Change Funding (2020)


$3 Million


$3 Million

GAIN Vulnerability


Population (2020)

9.2 Million

GHG Emissions Growth


% Forested Area


Climate Change Information

Stories from the Area

Investing in gender equality and women’s empowerment can unlock human potential on a transformational scale.
This post is written by Arely Valdivia, Communications Coordinator for CIAT Nicaragua, and was originally published on the CCAFS website. The women of the municipality of Namasigue, Honduras, have found empowerment in the Local Technical Agroclimatic Committee (LTAC) of the municipality of Choluteca.
More than 80 percent of the world’s coffee is produced by smallholders. Despite their integral role, these farmers face significant challenges that threaten their livelihoods and the long-term viability of the global coffee supply chain. Limited access to financing and training means that farmers are unable to increase their productivity or rebound from fluctuating market prices.