03 Jun OFFICIAL LAUNCH OF CLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION PROJECT
Today, 3rd of june, 2016, the IDB, Centro Humbolt and Christian Aid were in our factory, to launch officially the project on which we will work together:
Climate Change mitigation for cocoa and honey producers.
The project’s main objective is to protect the life of small and medium honey and fine cocoa producers against the growing impact of climate change. The main components of this project will be:
– Providing access to relevant climate information through an appropriate format, accessible by the producers;
– Design, dissemination and implementation of both practical and technological solutions to overcome those impacts;
– Access to credit for the purchase of such solutions.
Beneficiaries will be 1,000 Nicaraguan small and medium producers of honey and fine cocoa with low-income. This will be an excellent opportunity to demonstrate the positive impact of resilient technologies in both economic and social aspects.
The project pays a special attention to the resilience potential of fine cocoa cultivation. According to a study of the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), it is estimated that in 2050 growing areas suitable for coffee in Nicaragua will be reduced by between 30 and 50%. Fine cocoa cultivation has a high potential to replace coffee at the altitudes where it won’t be suitable anymore. The project develops actions to promote greater diversification in these altitudes.
Stay tuned for more information soon!