The objective is to enhance country capacities for developing an integrated
approach for resilient development in the Dry Corridor areas of Honduras. This
technical assistance would help improve the country’s agri-climatic
information; generate a tailored database of agri-climatic analytical information with technical sources of the specialized consulting firm aWhere and in collaboration with the Bank's AgrObservatory; pilot a dynamic information platform in partnership with El
Zamorano Pan-American Agricultural University; train practitioners from
institutions in the agricultural public sector; promote coordination with
technical peers in similar institutions in Guatemala, El Salvador and Nicaragua; and develop
a roadmap to implement the platform in Honduras with the WB-financed COMRURAL
project. TF activities has been re-prioritized by the Ministry of Agriculture with
Strategic Investment of Honduras (INVEST-H), and the disaster risk management
agency COPECO (Honduras Permanent Commission of Contingencies).
As agreed with GFDRR in May 2020, the objective was adjusted to indicate the focus on TF actitivies in Honduras, with an updated approach agreed with agricultuture sector authorities, in view of emerging priorities for the country food security strategy in response to COVID-19 crisis. As for Nicaragua, due to the continued socio-political crisis that has limited the engagement, dialogue and follow-up operations with the sector, the initially envisaged activities of the TF (finalization of the NI Climate-Resilient Agriculture Development Strategy for the Dry Corridor) have been postponed. In coordination with the CMU, the team will resume the dialogue with the client in FY21 and explore new possibilities.Moreover, using the new focus on the proposed agri-climatic information platform for Honduras, the TF will promote the technical dialogue, training, and creation of a community of practice with technical peers in Nicaragua, El Salvador and Guatemala.