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Climate risk management for smallholder agriculture in Honduras

Agriculture is an important economic sector in Honduras, where rural poverty and food insecurity are high. One-third of the population lives on smallholder farms growing staple crops such as maize and beans. Climate hazards already damage crops and infrastructure, leading to income loss and food insecurity, and climate change will exacerbate this situation. The capacity of smallholders to adapt to this additional stress is limited due to low levels of income and education and to environmental degradation. This report presents results of a climate risk and risk management capacity assessment of smallholder agriculture in Honduras, conducted as part of the Climate Risk Management Technical Assistance Support Project of the United Nations Development Programme. The project identified a range of interventions to support smallholder agriculture in Honduras, including improved local governance and social organisation, climate-proofing infrastructure and strengthened climate data management.