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2013

Community-driven watershed management for climate change adaptation "Dry Corridor" of Honduras

Honduras

Titre : Community-driven watershed management for climate change adaptation "Dry Corridor" of Honduras

Direction du Développement de la Coopération (Suisse)

The "Dry Corridor" of Honduras has a “climate risk index” rating that is among the world’s highest. The population suffers from repeated drought and other extreme meteorological events. Rural families depend on natural resources and are the most affected. One critically important adaptation to climate change is integral water management. Using a community-driven approach, through dialogue and territorial governance mechanisms, the program will improve the resilience of the poor in the trans-border watershed of the Goascorán River.

Pays/Région : Honduras

Durée : 01.12.2013 - 31.12.2018

Contexte : On the mountain slopes in the upper Goascorán watershed increasingly frequent extremes of drought and intense rainfall erode soils that have lost adequate forest and other vegetable cover, reducing water retention and endangering the poor rural population

Objectifs : To improve the livelihoods and resilience of the population most vulnerable to climate change by increasing the capacity of farm and community organizations as well as public and private institutions to undertake integral management of prioritized micro-watersheds in the Goascorán watershed.

Groupes cibles  : * 75,000 persons in 15,000 families in the 16 municipalities involved in the watershed management. * Five thousand agricultural producers, women, youth and indigenous people who benefit from technologies, works and collective action undertaken for environmental restoration and reduction of vulnerability to natural disasters. * Urban populations, businesses, civil organizations, NGOs, municipal associations, and other institutions that operate in the watershed and benefit from improved water supply stability

Partenaires  : Municipal Associations of the Watershed ; NGOs and Private Service Providers in the Region

Budget  : CHF 8’000’000
Swiss Budget :
Budget inclusive project partner  :

Coopération Suisse

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