Climate change adaptation in El Salvador
The beneficiaries are 3000 families of small farmers vulnerable to food insecurity located in the watersheds of the Ahuachapán Department, in the following municipalities:
- San Francisco Menéndez
- San Pedro Tuxtla
- San Lorenzo
These municipalities are in different stages of extreme poverty (severely high, moderate andlow). In the rural areas of Ahuachapán, agriculture constitutes 78% of activity among farmers, of which 47.7% possess the land they work.
Regardless of the form of land tenure, the average area per producer is 1 ha, where the main activity is the cultivation of staple grain crops. 17.4% of these areas are worked by women, showing an evident gender gap in terms of land tenure, also found in access to technical assistance, credit and training.
As for poverty, 46.7% of households live in extreme poverty, 27.2% are relatively poor and 26.1% are considered non-poor.