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New study conducted by Add Value and supported by ICFA identifies climate adaptation measures to improve smallholder farmers’ productivity and resilience in Latin America

By 14th. August 2020 No Comments

Add-Value, a Costa Rica based climate fund manager selected by the ICFA, CCAFS (CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security) and the Alliance of Bioversity International and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) conducted a detailed assessment in four Latin American countries – Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, and Ecuador – to identify the main vulnerabilities and threats of climate change to the region’s agricultural systems.

The assessment concluded that the investment strategy proposed by Add-Value in the design of SMAF – Small Farmers Adaptation Fund – is feasible in terms of both its technical implementation approach and socio-economic benefits for the target population. The adaptation practices analyzed in the study are well positioned to tackle the most common effects of climate change facing smallholder farmers in the region.

Find more information in the attached press release.