Central America and Brazil begin a Resilient Food Production Project in Agrifood Value Chains

The project is a response to changing climate conditions in both territories, which aims to articulate national public management strategies and policies,

for climate change and food production in the countries involved.

Adamantina, Sao Paulo, Brazil. Representatives of local governments and other key actors from Adamantina, Brazil, and the Central American Trifinio region (Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras), launched a project on August 29th in Adamantina for “Local policies and mechanisms for articulation and implementation of public-private partnerships for resilient food production in agrifood value chains in the Trifinio region and in Adamantina, Brazil”, which is financed by the EUROCLIMA+ Programme through its Food Resilient Production (RFP) component.

The project is coordinated by the Trinational Border Federation of Río Lempa (Spanish acronym MTFRL), and co-executed by the Prefeitura/Township of Adamantina, Brazil; the University Centre of Adamantina - UNIFAI, Brazil; the Eastern University Centre - CUNORI-USAC, Guatemala; and the Regional Programme for Food Security and Resilience (Spanish acronym SAN) Information Systems in the SICA region- PROGRESAN/SICA, Central America as a strategic partner. It will have a duration of two years (2019 - 2021).

Among the most important results projected, the project is expected to strengthen the capacities of local authorities and stakeholders in nine municipalities of the Central American Trifinio region and in one of Adamantina, aligning their local public policies with national policies, strategies and plans for adaptation to climate change. In addition, nine producer organisations from the Central American Trifinio and one from Brazil will strengthen their capacities for resilient food production and their coordination with an agrifood value chain (500 families total).

In addition, forty local technicians from Central America and ten from Adamantina will have increased technical skills for diagnosing, designing and implementing actions that increase the food resilience of populations, under the local public policies framework. Two universities will also be strengthened: UniFAI and the Eastern University Centre (CUNORI).

The event was attended by the representative of the European Union Delegation in Brazil and cooperation sector advisor Cristina Carvalho, who congratulates this alliance indicating that “the project will bring what is good (in public management) here to Adamantina and El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras in Central America”, particularly referring to experience exchanges that will improve public management of administrations in both regions.

The Central American delegation that participated in the launch ceremony in Adamantina consisted of Carlos José Lapola Rodríguez, mayor of Esquipulas, Guatemala and President of the Trinational Community; Angel Lara Maldonado, mayor of Sensenti, Honduras; and Lenin Villeda Carvajal, mayor of La Labor, Honduras; Marvin Enrique Zepeda, mayor of El Progreso and William Geovanny Duarte, mayor-elect of Santa Catarina Mita, both from Guatemala. They were also accompanied by Engineer Héctor Alonso Aguirre, Manager of the Rio Lempa Trinational Community, and all represented the joint entity.

About the projects of the Resilient Food Production component of EUROCLIMA+

Resilient Food Production (RFP) projects aim to strengthen capacities at local, national and regional levels to increase resilience to climate change, the efficiency of agricultural and livestock production systems with respect to carbon and water, as well as food value chains according to their sectoral commitments under the NDC implementation framework. RFP is a component implemented by GIZ and Expertise France.

See descriptions of the projects at https://www.euroclima.org/en/projects-foods 

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EUROCLIMA+ is a programme funded by the European Union to promote environmentally sustainable and climate-resilient development in 18 Latin American countries, particularly for the benefit of the most vulnerable populations. The Programme is implemented under the synergistic work of seven agencies: Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID), French Development Agency (AFD), Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), Expertise France (EF), International and Ibero-American Foundation for Administration and Public Policies (FIIAPP), the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ), and UN Environment.

This programme is co-financed by the Federal Government of Germany through the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) as well as the governments of France and Spain.

Press contacts

For information about the local “Policies Project and mechanisms for articulating and implementing public-private partnerships for resilient food production in agrifood value chains in the Central American Trifinio and in Adamantina, Brazil”, contact Manuel Reyes, Communication for the Trinational Commonwealth of Rio Lempa Trinational Border Federation of Río Lempa: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For information about EUROCLIMA+, contact Alexandra Cortés:

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For information about the EUROCLIMA+ Resilient Food Production component, contact Gandhi Montoya:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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