Improving the resilience capacities of the population and their livelihoods, in order to fight food insecurity, face natural or anthropogenic crises and reduce poverty conditions, with a gender equity and rights approach (Honduras)

  • Country: Honduras
    Location: La Libertad, Las Lajas (Dpto. Comayagua), Victoria and Sulaco (Dpto. Yoro), cuenca del Embalse del Cajón
    Start date: 15/01/2016
    End date: 17/11/2018
    Applicant(s): Fundación ETEA
    Partner(s): Fundación Ayuda en Acción, Fundación para la Investigación del Clima, Instituto de Estudios del Hambre
    Funder: AECID

This research consultancy focuses on the component of improving the technical capacities of local and national bodies to investigate and assess the current and future impact of climate change based on scientifically proven predictions at the local level. These capacities will be strengthened through specialised university training on “Innovative approaches to climate change simulation and its impact on food security”, a pioneering project in Honduras.

With the results of the consultancy, community strategies and municipal plans for adaptation to climate change will be defined for the protection of the most relevant livelihoods (based on the cultivation of coffee, maize, beans, livestock, orchards and poultry) and measures will be established for the protection of water resources and other vital resources for the production, access and availability of food, in order to improve the economic and social development of the populations living in greater vulnerability.

The agreement, developed over the period 2015-2019, aims to improve the resilience capacities of the population (organised and unorganised) and their livelihoods, to fight against food insecurity, to face crises of natural or anthropogenic origin and to reduce poverty conditions, with a gender equity and rights approach.