Call for Proposals
USD 400.000
Counterpart Amount:
USD 600.930
Execution time
36 Months
Total Amount:
USD 1.000.930
Participating countries:
Nicaragua Nicaragua Honduras Honduras The Savior The Savior
Funding source:
FONTAGRO Amount 40% Other agencies 0% Counterpart Amount 60%

Executive Summary

The Central American Dry Corridor is one of the regions with the greatest vulnerability to the effects of climate change worldwide, which has already meant longer dry periods that intensify when the El Niño phenomenon is present, reducing rainfall by 40% and 60%, as has happened during 2014 and 2015. All this translates into high levels of food insecurity in rural areas caused by insufficient and unstable food availability, low purchasing power and inadequate food behavior. The rural population have to fill their nutritional deficiencies and improve their family production systems, so that they can better adapt to the changing climate that seriously affects their crops.

The purpose of the project is to improve the availability of enough healthy food, promoting innovative techniques of sustainable bio intensification agricultural production for family farming of three countries in the Central American Dry Corridor.

The technological solution

Technical solutions to contribute to solve the problems of food security and sovereignty through the use of harvesting and use of water technologies, validation of drought resistant varieties and the establishment of community seed gene banks.


  • Reduce the food and environmental vulnerability of rural families with a sustainable management of natural resources and a sustainable intensification of production systems for family farming under the biointensive cultivation method.
  • Strengthen 6 Biointensive Agroecological Centers as action research spaces for the dissemination of the biointensive method.
  • Validate and adapt 6 varieties of drought-resistant vegetables and basic grains at the community level for the sustainable intensification of family farming.
  • Establish innovative rainwater harvesting and irrigation systems for farm-home gardens.
  • Promote community germplasm banks for the improvement of local varieties.
  • Strengthen local capacities for the dissemination of the biointensive method.


  • 1200 producers (55% women and 38% youth) of family farming
  • 93 communities in 12 municipalities located in the Dry Corridor of Nicaragua, Honduras and El Salvador.

Sustainable Development Goals

Zero Hunger Climate action Partnerships for the goals

Main donors

Participating Organizations

  • ADTE - Nicaragua
  • ADEPES - Honduras
  • Instituto de Promoción Humana (INPRHU) - Nicaragua
  • UNA / CCID - Nicaragua
  • UNAH / CURLP - Honduras
  • ADTE - El Salvador

Graphics and data

Financing by country (in USD)
FONTAGRO Amount Other agencies Counterpart Amount

Geolocated Map


Project leader Nicaragua

Néstor López


Javier Silva Rivera

With the support of
Fondo Coreano de Alianza para el Conocimiento en Tecnología e Innovación (KPK)