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Cosecha de Agua (Nicaragua)


Cosecha de Agua (Nicaragua)

Direction du Développement de la Coopération (Suisse)

The erratic rainfall pattern in Nicaragua during the past few years primarily affects the population living in the so-called "dry corridor." Poor farmers have only limited technical and economic capacities for coping with this phenomenon. The project will support small farmers in harvesting and efficiently using rainwater. In addition, the project will provide the basis for the formulation of a National Water Harvesting Strategy.

Pays/Région : Nicaragua

Durée : 01.02.2013 - 31.12.2017

Contexte : The climate scenario of the coming years predicts increased temperatures and reduced rainfall for the “dry corridor”, but above all, erratic rainfall patterns during the planting season. Small farmers are not prepared to adapt to this situation. Water harvesting provides a possibility for coping with irregular rainfall. However, the technology is available only on a very limited scale and its use has not been systematically analysed and clearly documented.

Objectifs : To increase the resilience of poor families living from agriculture and livestock to the consequences of climate change and climate variability by introducing water harvesting technology. The harvested water will be used for irrigation, animal and domestic use.

Groupes cibles  : 1,500 small farm families (9,000 persons) in the municipalities located in the “dry corridor” where droughts are long and severe. •Public institutions and private sector entities which provide construction and technical assistance services, as well as irrigation equipment.

Partenaires  : Central State of South East ; Foreign private sector South/East ; Ministry of Family, Community, Cooperative and Associative Economy (MEFCCA) ; Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Forestry (MAGFOR), Nicaraguan Institute of Agricultural Technology (INTA)

Swiss Budget : CHF 9’800’000
Budget inclusive project partner  : CHF 11’000’000

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