A Rainy Community Success: The Observer Networks in Choluteca and El Paraíso, Honduras: What began as a funded development project has grown into a network of passionate rain observers

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In many parts of the world, weather forecasting is a valuable resource, whether for farmers who depend on rainfall for their crops, or for communities that must prepare for possible flooding. In Honduras, a community-based initiative funded by the European Union and implemented by the Bioversity International Alliance – CIAT, in collaboration with the World Food Programme (WFP), generated a unique perspective to help people better understand rainfall behavior. This project seeks to empower local communities by providing them with the tools to understand and anticipate rainfall behavior through the installation of rain gauges in 60 communities in the departments of Choluteca and El Paraíso.

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