News from Commitment for Life
Christian Aid has released a comprehensive study examining the relationship between migration, gender and climate change in the Central American Dry Corridor (Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua).
Women are particularly vulnerable to the unfolding environmental crisis in Central America, but are also taking the lead in mitigating some of the effects.
Women the region of El Rodeo, Honduras, have created a co-operative, communal plot where they sow maize and beans. They also created a seed bank that is able to sell seeds at a significantly lower price than the market.
Women also report that they have found indigenous seeds to be far more resilient to drought, such as black corn, bejuco beans, barco, chajan etc. These varieties have a shorter life cycle, and are more resistant to pests.
Christian Aid’s work in Central America is vital. Commitment for Life is pleased to be able to continue our support in the region at this time.
The full report makes for fascinating reading, and can be found here.