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THIS IS A FARM | Growing a Climate Change Toolkit in Central America

Climate is changing. Food and agriculture must too.

For millions in Central America, 2015-2016 was the driest year in recent memory. With the triple threat of climate change, a strong El Niño, and the region's natural tendency for drought, farmers in the Dry Corridor, a swath of land encompassing parts of Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua, were especially vulnerable. It's estimated that 3.5 million people were in need of humanitarian assistance. We work with family farmers to make sure they can navigate times like these. Here is the climate change toolkit of activities farmers we work with in Central America are using. Our climate is changing - here's how our agriculture can change too.

Click on each photo to learn more about the ways small scale farmers are changing agriculture and adapting to climate change. 

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