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Fundación Hondureña de Ambiente y Desarrollo Vida (FV)

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Public Statement 2014

Title Sustainable Agricultural Production and Adaptation to Climate Change in Four Counties of Southern Honduras
Type of organization Foundation
Country Honduras
Duration  18 months
IAF Funding   $157,000
Counterpart Committed $208,545 ($67,230 in cash; $141,315 in kind)
Number of direct &
indirect beneficiaries
Direct: 3,000
Indirect: 10,000
Primary program areas Agriculture/food production; Environment

Organizational background:
FV is a nonprofit organization founded in 1992 and legally constituted the same year. Its mission is to promote the conservation and rational use of natural resources. It strives to identify development initiatives that include collaboration among individuals, government, businesses and international organizations. The organization has 35 individual members and two corporate members.  

Project Objective:
To improve farmers’ income by encouraging the use of agricultural methods and techniques suitable to the drought belt of southern Honduras

FV will work to increase the income of farmers in the drought belt of southern Honduras by encouraging the application of “agroecological” practices that include no-tillage farming and the use of wind breaks, live fences, green mulching and biological control of pests, all of which tend to protect or improve the environment. The project will directly benefit 3,000 Hondurans, including many female heads-of-household, in the municipalities of Aguanqueterique and Lauteríque, departments of La Paz, and the municipalities of Aramecina and Caridad, department of Valle. It will indirectly impact at least another 10,000 residents.

Rationale for funding:
The negative effects of climate change apparent in the project area challenge prospects for survival. Project activities will provide farmers with a chance to improve their living conditions. This project is consistent with the IAF’s emphasis on rural development in Honduras and will contribute the work to improve production and protect the environment that began with IAF grant HO-250 in 2009.

Learning Opportunity:
This project will document the effect of “agroecological” practices on an area suffering the radical effects of climate change.