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Honduras advances with Participatory Agroclimatic Committees

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An innovative initiative that seeks to integrate stakeholders from the agricultural sector at regional and local levels with the goal of informing smallholder farmers about the expected changes in the climate of their region, about how they can affect their crops and what they can do to reduce negative impacts.

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Honduras advances with Participatory Agroclimatic Committees

  1. 1. What are the Participatory Agroclimatic Committees? An innovative initiative that seeks to integrate stakeholders from the agricultural sector at regional and local levels with the goal of informing smallholder farmers about the expected changes in the climate of their region, about how they can affect their crops and what they can do to reduce negative impacts. Who are part of them? The organizational structure of a Participatory Agroclimatic Committee is made up by representatives of all the key stakeholders in the regions: government, civil society, non-governmental organizations, international cooperation agencies, professional associations, entrepreneurs, farmers, academics, micro-enterprise, women and youth networks, etc. The committes have an integral and participative vision, therefore, any interested stakeholder can be part of this initiative. Honduras advances with Participatory Agroclimatic Committees With the support of Intibucá - La Esperanza committee. Photo: JM del Cid / SAG INFOAGRO
  2. 2. Climate outlook How the crops would be affected? Which varieties we should sow? Which agronomic management we should do? When we can plant? Expert knowledge Local knowledge Recommendations for farmers of climate-smart practices based on the combination of local and scientific knowledge How have the Participatory Agroclimatic Committees been formed? It began by the exchange of experiences in methodologies to putting climate information into farmers’ hands in Senegal. This led to the implementation of Local Agroclimatic Technical Committees (LTACs) in Colombia, led by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MADR) with the support of CIAT- CCAFS. This initiative was as an example for the Agro-Environment Climate Change and Risk Management Unit (UACC&GR) of the Honduran Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (SAG) that in 2016 started the establishment of the Participatory Agroclimatic Committes in different departments of the country. Each committee chooses its board of directors, defines its area of influence, mission, vision and operational plan. Agroclimatic newsletter The agro-climatic committees started to publish regional bulletins for the production cycles, with specific recommendations for the main crops of each region. The newsletter describes the area of influence, the behavior of El Niño/La Niña phenomena, the climatic conditions for the season and the agroclimatic recommendations. Testimonials of participating farmers “These trainings are an essential tool because we know the climatic conditions and thus we prepare to the sowings.” Amílcar Pérez, La Esperanza “Knowing the situation of the climate, this indicates that we have to store water in the rainfall season to make use of it in this time of drought”. Ángel Gilberto Alemán, Comayagua “We should make use of the drought- tolerant seeds that the Government disposes for us farmers.” Nelson Orellana, Jesús de Otoro More information • Marlon Durón, UACC&GR Coordinator marlon.duron@yahoo.es Teléfono 9810 8935 • Tirza Suyapa Espinoza, UACC&GR espinozasalinast@yahoo.es Teléfono 9547 0642 • Jose Miguel del Cid, UACC&GR josedel7@gmail.com Teléfono 9574 3034 • Paola Martinez, UACC&GR paola1m@hotmail.com Teléfono 9510 1015 • Claudia Michelle Barahona, UACC&GR claumibar@gmail.com Teléfono 2239 9739 • Diego Obando Bonilla, CIAT-CCAFS researcher d.obando@cgiar.org Teléfono 33396147 www.ccafs.cgiar.org Sobre CCAFS The CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), led by the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), brings together some of the world’s best researchers in agricultural science, development research, climate science and Earth System science, to identify and address the most important interactions, synergies and tradeoffs between climate change, agriculture and food security. www.ccafs.cgiar.org. CCAFS Latin America International Center for Tropical Agriculture Km. 17 Recta Cali-Palmira. Palmira, Valle del Cauca, Colombia CCAFS is led by Initiative led by How the Committees work

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