Santos Lagos explaining how the process of planting seedlings of passion fruit; this is one of the 12 species of fruit that are resistant to dry weather, and that will diversify the livelihoods of vulnerable households to food insecurity in the area.
Nursery opening event, one of the six nurseries that were built in the departments of La Paz, Francisco Morazán, Choluteca and El Paraiso, thanks to the strategic partnership between the municipal authorities and the Forest Conservation Institute (ICF).
The beneficiaries of this project are part of the strategy Agroforestry and Resilience to Climate Change Programme, where 12,800 families will be benefited for five years (2,560 families per year) for a total of 64,000 indirect beneficiaries annually.
During the programme the following species resistant to this climate change will be planted: Mahogany, Pacific Timber, Cedro Real, Cedro Espino, Teak, Eucalyptus, Melina, Guanacaste, Australian Pine, Laurel, San Juan, Gravilea – fruit and medicinal. Lemon, avocado, mango, plum, marañon, nance, tamarindo, moringa, espavel, neem, carao, morro. Wood Energy: Acacia, carreto, leucaena, mangle.
Single mothers, heads of low-income households, and elderly people received technical assistance, training, equipment and supplies, and they are in charge for the care, watering, planting, seedlings and subsequent reforestation processes.
8 September 2014 Honduras: WFP-COPECO Distribute Food to Drought-Hit Communities