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

Honduras

At a Glance

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

Honduras has a long history of costly and devastating natural hazards, particularly floods, mudslides, tropical storms and hurricanes. The frequency of natural disasters is expected to increase as climate change intensifies. In response, USAID is working with Honduras to increase the capacity of the government and the resilience of local citizens to adapt to climate change impacts.

Funding and Key Indicators

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USAID Regional Climate Change Funding (2020)

Total

$3 Million

Adaptation

$3 Million

GAIN Vulnerability

Medium

Population (2020)

9.2 Million

GHG Emissions Growth

1.58%

% Forested Area

40.0%

Climate Change Information

Stories from the Area

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.
Climate change poses a significant global threat to food security and nutrition, largely through its impacts on agricultural production.