Call for Proposals
USD 400.000
Counterpart Amount:
USD 600.000
Execution time
36 Months
Total Amount:
USD 1.000.000
Participating countries:
Nicaragua Nicaragua Honduras Honduras
Funding source:
FONTAGRO Amount 40% Other agencies 0% Counterpart Amount 60%

Executive Summary

Lately, the Central American region has been affected by the consequences of global warming, with the greatest impact manifesting in the dry corridor of Nicaragua and Honduras where cyclical droughts and rain patterns with characteristics very similar to the El Niño phenomenon occur. These climatic conditions have affected levels of productivity and environmental and social sustainability of a population of 467,000 families in 5 departments of each country. To address this situation, this project presents a bi-national proposal to sustainably manage family agriculture in the Dry Corridor in order to increase the climate resilience of 3,600 families. The project will implement participatory plant breeding actions in corn and beans, good agroecological practices resilient to climate change, strengthening the agroclimatic information system and public-private alliances linked to the corn and bean value chains.

The technological solution

Improvement of the competitiveness and productivity of producers through access and use of validated maize and bean seeds, and the implementation of resilient productive and agro-ecological practices.


  • 20 bean varieties and 12 corn varieties were morphologically characterized, and seed is being produced.
  • 57 community seed banks with reserves of corn and bean seeds were implemented.
  • 160 extensionists were trained, of which 37 % were women.
  • 105 metal silos in Nicaragua and 50 in Honduras were built and delivered to the communities.


2,415 families in the Dry Corridor of Nicaragua and Honduras

Sustainable Development Goals

No poverty Zero Hunger Responsible consumption and production Partnerships for the goals

Main donors

Participating Organizations

  • UNAG - Nicaragua
  • ARSAGRO - Honduras
  • International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) - Nicaragua
  • Instituto Nicaragüense de Tecnología Agropecuaria (INTA) - Nicaragua
  • HEIFER - Honduras

Graphics and data

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

Geolocated Map


Project leader Nicaragua

Mario Israel Cruz Gutiérrez


Marcos Machado


Rein van der Hoek


Miguel Obando


Mario Zelaya

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