Boosting climate resilience for 20,000 farmers in Guatemala
A CGIAR-designed approach to co-producing and sharing climate information has empowered 20,000 farmers in Guatemala to thrive despite the challenges of climate change.
Guatemala suffers large agricultural losses annually due to climate variability – small-scale producers are the hardest hit, and can lose up to 70% of their crops if caught out by a mid-summer drought. The Local Technical Agroclimatic Committee (LTAC) approach, a CGIAR innovation, delivers valuable information to farmers to inform their decision-making and safeguard their livelihoods. Through this approach, expert advice is co-produced by government, academia, civil society and UN agencies, translated into easy-to-understand bulletins for farmers, and disseminated digital and non-digital means.
Nineteen LTACs are now active, covering 100% of the national geography, and enhancing proactive climate risk management from the local to national levels.
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