COMMITMENT FOR LIFE SEPTEMBER 2017: STORIES FOR CHANGE

CENTRAL AMERICA

Christian Aid is supporting cross-regional work on climate monitoring with small farmer’s organisations. The initiative is led by Centro Humboldt, a partner based in Nicaragua. Through this work, ten partner organisations from the four countries are learning how to monitor the climate variation and gather information that allows them to take decisions to work out an adaptation process because of climate change. In this way small farmers are developing early warning systems, building seed banks, and incorporating climate change resistant crop varieties. In the case of indigenous communities, they are recovering native seeds.

It is always good to hear successful stories. Partner El Zompopero (Shrimp Co-operative) visited by Commitment for Life in 2014, has achieved a successful advocacy campaign with the national government to get resources for the shrimp processing centre. The Government of El Salvador has made an important investment to build the processing centre. This way, it is expected the Cooperative improves its role in the shrimp sector and will increase the income of the cooperative members and the community.

Author: David Wiggs

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