CATIE supports capacity building to address climate variability in Nicaragua
- More than one hundred people received training in prevention and mitigation of the effects of climate change
CATIE (Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center) participated with technical and organizational assistance in a training workshop for technical personnel of the National System of Production, Consumption and Commerce (SNPCC in its Spanish acronym), teachers of the agricultural sector and innovative producers of Nicaragua on agrometeorological tools to face climate variability
The objective of this training, in which 120 people participated, was to strengthen knowledge about planning processes, management, formulation of work strategies and decision making to prevent and mitigate the effects of climate change.
The workshop allowed the exchange of knowledge about the use of practices and technologies that help to adapt production systems to current environmental challenges.
In addition, a discussion was made on the importance of climate monitoring and the use of soil and water conservation techniques and practices in the context of climate variability.
This training was carried out within the framework of the Project of Innovation and Dissemination of Adaptation Technologies of Agriculture to Climate Change in Nicaragua (AGRIADAPTA in its Spanish acronym) of the Nicaraguan Institute of Agricultural Technology (known in Spanish as INTA), as facilitators besides CATIE, participated the Autonomous University of Tamaulipas and the United Nations Organization for Food and Agriculture (FAO) of Panama.
In 2018, CATIE will continue with its actions in technology transfer in Nicaragua as co-organizer of workshops, seminars and symposia in partnership with the SNPCC.