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The two-year Climate-Smart Family Farming (CS-FF) project aims to increase sustainable food production in the Basins of La Paz and Comayagua in Honduras. The project is funded by the European Union through the EUROCLIMA+ programme. 

Honduras is amongst the countries most affected by climate change. The use of obsolete technologies, poor agricultural production practices, little access to financing and technical assistance, severely increases the population's vulnerability to climate change. Women and indigenous peoples in the Honduran and Guatemalan dry corridor are especially vulnerable, due to their high dependency on dryland agriculture.

The CC-FF project promotes climate smart approaches in food production in the target areas. First, through the implementation of a sustainable water resource management systems by local organisations and smallholder famers; second, through the validation and adoption of climate-smart agricultural production systems in Central America by facilitating the dissemination of experiences and best practices throughout the region.

Specifically the project will:

  1. 1. Support Lenca and Mestizo families to reduce their vulnerability to climate change and improve their food security
  2. 2. Design and promote an inclusive rural financing scheme for climate smart approaches for smallholder producers in specific food and cash crop value chains.
  3. 3. Create and/or strengthen water governance mechanisms for the integrated management of water resources, forests, and soils of the La Paz and Comayagua sub-basins
  4. 4. Communicate and promote learning about climate smart approaches through inter-institutional platforms at the Central American level to facilitate their scaling in the region.

 

SNV (lead) is implementing the project in partnership with ASOMAINCUPACO, the Association for the Integrated Management of Watersheds of La Paz and Comayagua; as well as Centro Universitario Regional del Centro (CURC-UNAH). The project is implemented in collaboration with the Presidential Office of Climate Change of Honduras (Clima+), and the Guatemala Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources.

 

The project targets:

  • 3,000 people (of which 50% women) in 600 families of the Lenca indigenous peoples,
  • 72 public, private and civil society stakeholders,
  • 5 municipalities,
  • 7 local production organisations,
  • 57 community water management boards,
  • 2 watershed organisations,
  • 1 organisation focused on gender or interculturality.

 

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