Thanks to the implementation of the Water Harvests Project
The Millennium Challenge Account-Honduras is contributing to improve the climate in the Valle Department

Jícaro Galán, Nacaome, Valle. By creating an “oasis effect” in the area, works for the water harvests systems for irrigation purposes in the Valle Department are contributing to improve climate conditions in southern Honduras.

The Water Harvest systems consist in infrastructure works needed to capture run-off waters in order to store them for further distribution to the farming parcels.

During the visit, the Commission documented the absence of any environmental impact caused by the works, and on the contrary, it was possible to note the climatic improvement recorded in the area resulting from “oasis effect that is regenerating the ecosystem”, as it was expressed by Carmen Padilla, Environmental Engineer of MCA-Honduras Environmental Direction.

The Mission of Supervision of MCA-Honduras included Vilma Rivera and Juan Miguel Pérez, who also met with Mario Noboa, the project´s manager, and other members of the teamwork.

The field trip included revision of the progress obtained in the works and the mitigation measures implemented in the communities of Moraycito, Terrero Blanco, Santa Cruz I and  II, Junquillo I and II, Trapiche and Rió Apasapo, all participating as Project beneficiaries.
   

 
MCA-Honduras officers during a field trip in one of the communities being benefited by the Water Harvest Project, corroborating the advance regarding works and environmental and safety measures implemented in the area.

On his part, Juan Miguel Pérez conducted a slide presentation on the Construction process of the stone walls built in the natural corridors, as well as on the live barriers and slope trenches, according to the characteristics of every zone or community.

The Water Harvests Project is being implemented with funds from the Millennium Challenge Account-Honduras in 7 municipalities of the Valle Department, and it is aimed at developing sustainable production systems to guarantee an efficient use of water and an equally efficient agricultural production.



The field trip included revision of the progress obtained in the works and the mitigation measures.

 
The Water Harvests Project is being implemented with funds from the Millennium Challenge Account-Honduras in 7 municipalities of the Valle Department.


 


 


 


2009. Millenium Challenge Account. Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

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