However, during 2015, when there was a strong “El Niño” climatic event, the region began to experience erratic and insufficient rains, which then contributed to lost harvests for basic grains and a loss of thousands of cattle.
The region already must deal with alarmingly high rates of poverty and malnutrition and now the effects of climate change are impacting the most vulnerable: small-scale subsistence farmers and fishermen.
In order to improve the livelihoods of these subsistence producers, while considering their vulnerabilities, Resilient Central America (ResCA) seeks to face two main challenges:
Through pilot projects that test innovative solutions while working at multiple scales, ResCA implements Healthy Productive Ecosystems to build resilience to climate change, conserve natural habitats, and strengthen local economies, a win-win-win model.
In partnership with the private and public sectors, we promote systemic change and generate scalable success experiences in the agriculture and fisheries sector.
Ultimately, ResCA seeks to open access to financial resources in order to develop replicable models to solve climate change challenges and ensure food security for the population suffering from poverty and malnutrition.