Central American Dry Corridor
Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama
Exposed to heatwaves and unpredictable rainfall, the ecosystems and peoples of the Central American Dry Corridor are some of the most vulnerable in the world to climate change. As recently as 2019, a fifth year of drought left 1.2 million people in the region needing food aid.
Tapping traditional farming methods to build the productivity of whole landscapes, including their biodiversity, in these tough conditions is at the heart of this restoration flagship covering six countries.
The flagship aims to scale up restoration by putting lessons learned from on-the-ground initiatives to work across the region, and by building financial support for sustainable rural development that can counter land degradation, poverty and emigration.
This World Restoration Flagship is coordinated by the Central American Commission on Environment and Development, The Central American Agricultural Council, Central American Integration System, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Green Climate Fund, The Government of El Salvador, The Center for International Forestry Research and the International Union for Conservation of Nature.