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Strengthening resilience in the Dry Corridor in Honduras

Apr 2016

One of the areas most affected by extreme hazards, in particular natural hazards, is the Dry Corridor. Climate risks in the Dry Corridor are mainly represented by recurrent droughts, excessive rains and severe flooding affecting agricultural production, with greater intensity in degraded areas.

It is estimated that in Central America’s Dry Corridor more than 1 million families rely on subsistence farming. The levels of poverty and malnutrition are alarming and mainly affect rural populations and indigenous communities. Most livelihoods depend on climate whereas the percentage of producers of basic grains varies from 54 percent in El Salvador and Honduras to 67 percent in Guatemala.

FAO – in collaboration with its partners and counterparts – is supporting the countries of the Dry Corridor in Central America to increase the resilience of households, communities and institutions to prevent and address disaster risks that affect agriculture and food and nutrition security in a timely and efficient manner.

Author: FAO/Honduras

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