Research AreasClimate Change, Crops
CountriesEl Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua
TimelineStart Date: 1 March 2011 | End Date: 31 December 2011
This project seeks to contribute to more resilient maize-bean production systems and to increasing the capacity of vulnerable farmers to adapt to climate change by achieving the following outputs:
- Downscaled global and regional climate models to local levels (increased resolution).
- Predicted impact of climate change on the maize and bean production systems in Central America including yield, quality, pests and diseases, and their interactions.
- Quantified impacts on maize-bean production systems and their consequences on socio-economic indicators such as farmers’ livelihoods, income and gender and also on food safety, migration patterns, human health and water/land conflicts.
- Adaptation hot spots identified.
- Local adaptation and mitigation strategies developed using participatory methods.
- To achieve the above outputs we plan to work along two main activity lines: A) the analyses of climate change impact and B) the targeting of future interventions.
Donor: Howard Buffet Foundation
- International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT)
- NGO - international or developed-country based non-governmental institution
- Catholic Relief Services (CRS)
TagsBean, climate change adaptation, climate change mitigation, crop production systems, Decision And Policy Analysis, Maize
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