LANDac is a partnership between Dutch organizations active in the field of land governance with the aim to optimize the link between land governance, sustainable development and poverty alleviation by generating, analyzing, synthesizing and disseminating knowledge.
Central America is the tropical region most severely affected by climate change worldwide. Soil degradation, forest loss and monocultures make it even more vulnerable to climate change. Regional efforts to harmonise climate protection activities and biodiversity goals have so far been unsuccessful.
CI (Conservation International) and CATIE (Centro Agronómico Tropical de Investigación y Enseñanza, Costa Rica) propose to assess vulnerability to climate change in ecosystems whose resources support smallholder farming communities in Central America and to develop and test strategies for Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) to help highly vulnerable farming communities cope with climate change.