CATIE continues to support Honduras' environmental, agricultural and livestock sector
- Director General of the Center shared with representatives of the SAG, Mi Ambiente, CABEI and FENAGH proposal on low-carbon livestock
June 7, 2019. Within the framework of his official trip to Honduras, from June 6 to 7, Muhammad Ibrahim, Director General of CATIE (Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center), approached representatives of the Secretariat of Agriculture and Livestock (SAG, its Spanish acronym), the Secretariat of Natural Resources and Environment (Mi Ambiente), the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI) and The Honduran National Agriculture and Livestock Federation (FENAGH, its Spanish acronym)
At SAG he met with Minister Mauricio Guevara and Vice Minister José Benitez, to whom he presented the new proposal under negotiation with the NAMA Facility on the transformation of the Honduran livestock sector into a low-carbon economy, in alliance with the Carbon Trust, SAG, MiAmbiente, public and private banks, FENAGH, producer unions and others.
Ibrahim also informed them about the new projects that CATIE is implementing in Honduras, on issues related to silvo-pastoral systems, farm trees, agro-forestry systems with coffee and cocoa, including the Chocolate 4 all initiative.
Minister Guevara thanked Ibrahim for the visit and the information provided; he also expressed his interest in supporting CATIE to work on the promotion of agro-forestry systems of coffee with avocado and other high-value fruit trees.
On the other hand, at Mi Ambiente Ibrahim met with Vice Minister Elvis Rodas, with whom he talked about the projects that CATIE is currently implementing in Honduras and about the new low-emission livestock proposal. In this sense, Rodas pledged to support the new proposal and CATIE's actions in Honduran territory.
Also, Rodas and Ibrahim covered related to the restoration of the pine forest, damaged by the weevil, and how CATIE could support them.
At the CABEI Ibrahim discussed with Miguel Angel Mendez, head of alliances and international cooperation of this entity, and Celeio Osorio, executive director of FENAGH, on proposals for NAMA Facility livestock and the International Climate Initiative (IKI), with the private sector.
Recently, CATIE's concept note for this proposal on low carbon livestock was selected for in situ analysis, that is to say, in the country.
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