Guatemala & Honduras
c&c in Guatemala & Honduras
c&c in Central America is currently working in the Trifinio region where both countries meet their border.
The region is facing rising temperatures, severe storms and
The c&c team in Central America has been monitoring weather patterns to identify climate hazards and impacts
Together with farmers and stakeholders more than 20 adaptation and mitigation practices have been identified and are currently tested in the field. More than 2.000 farmers have been trained on climate-smart agriculture practices such as grafting arabica scion onto robusta rootstock, the use of cover crops to protect the soil, the use of gypsum and coffee field spacing.
In Trifinio we have the challenge of continuous innovation to respond to climate change related impacts, fluctuation in international prices, pest and disease attacks, resistant varieties and others. To face these constraints, we need to be researching and evaluating different management methods at ground level in different conditions and scenarios continuously. Since the beginning of the initiative, I am implementing the use of cover crops, temporary shade, root stimulation (with gypsum) and drip irrigation. These techniques have helped me a lot to stimulate farmers participation and capacity building in adaptation and mitigation practices within the c&c initiative.Previn