Small Grants Awarded to Promote Climate-Resilient Agriculture in Central America
USAID has awarded small grants to hundreds of farmers in Central America to help them better cope with increasingly severe droughts and other climate change impacts. This factsheet explains the aims of each project that was awarded a grant.
The grants, totaling over $450,000, were competitively awarded to three organizations in 2012. The aim of the awards was to also generate lessons and educational materials that could be used to assist vulnerable farming communities throughout the region and around the world.
One of the grants went to The Pan American School of Agriculture (“Zamorano”), a private international university in Honduras. It aims to build climate resilience among farmers in El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua who are at risk of severe droughts.
Another went to The Private Institute for Climate Change Research in Guatemala. It is identifying technologies and practices to help maize and bean producers adapt to climate change.
The third grant project aims to help livestock farmers adapt to climate variability and change in the Copán watershed of Honduras and the Rio Tumas area in northern Nicaragua. It was awarded to The Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center.
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Geography:Latin America & Caribbean