Farmers in the Southern Region Getting Maximum Benefits From The Water Reservoirs

Despite lack of rainfall in the Southern Region of the country,producers are optimistic about their second sowing harvests.

Nacaome, Valle, September 18, 2009. Due to changes in rainfall patterns in the Southern Region of Honduras, second sowing crops and water storage in 8 reservoirs built with MCA-Honduras support are being affected.

In spite of the difficult conditions produced by the lack of rainfall, part of the producers have decided to sow, even if that means the resowing of crops in order to guarantee germination.

According to evaluations performed in different reservoirs by CHF international, the maximum water volumes that can be handled by the reservoirs’ storage capacity range between 25 and 30%. However, in spite of concern for the lack of rain, producers are optimistic and expecting the rains will arrive to the area by October to fill the reservoirs.

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Water reservoirs at its main capacity.

Some producers have decided to sow, even if that means the re-sowing of crops in order to guarantee germination.

The maximum water volumes that can be handled by the reservoirs’ storage capacity range between 25 and 30%.

The Water Harvest Project is financed by the Millennium Challenge Account-Honduras and implemented by CHF international. It is aimed at developing water harvests system for collective use in seven municipalities of the Valle Department.

The final impact of this Project is to increase benefits; promote dissemination and adoption of alternative technology in the Southern Region; increase the number of productive cycles according to crop types; encourage reforestation in places close to water harvesting areas; generate equal opportunities for men and women; improve the food safety levels; and provide organizational training to producers in organization and business matters.

 


2009. Millenium Challenge Account. Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

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