Innovation and dissemination of technologies for adaptation of agriculture to climate change – AGRIADAPTA

Proyecto terminado

10'000 families in 19 municipalities of the country improve their food security and their situation of poverty by practising sustainable and climate-smart agriculture. The Project will provide resources so that small-hold farmers in environmentally degraded dry areas affected by climate change and variability develop capacities, exchange knowledge and apply technologies for climate change adaptation.

Región/País Tema Período Presupuesto
Agricultura y seguridad alimentaria
Cambio climático y medio ambiente
Terrenos agrícolos
Environmental policy
Desarrollo agrícolo
Política de seguridad alimentaria
Investigación agrícola
01.07.2015 - 30.04.2024
CHF  9’650’000

The government of Nicaragua has determined that climate change is a major current challenge, especially in the dry corridor, and it is preparing a long-term strategy for attention to this region. The area of intervention of the project includes 19 municipalities in the dry corridor. The area is strategic because of its location in the Managua Lake watershed that shows strong environmental deterioration (scarce forest cover, eroded soils). It is home to an large number of poor small-hold farmers and close to densely populated urban centres threatened by flooding and landslides. The drought of the last few years has generated serious socio-economic and environmental consequences including crop losses, food insecurity and poverty.


Increase the climate change adaptation (CCA) capacity of 10'000 families of small and medium-sized farm producers and their communities through the dissemination, application and adoption of agro-ecological technologies and practices in 19 municipalities in the dry corridor of Nicaragua.

Grupos destinarios


10'000 families with small and medium-sized farms (less than 15 hectares).

600 agro-environmental promotors (youth and women).

100 technical staff in partner institutions.


Efectos a medio plazo
  1. Youth and women develop capacities to innovate, promote, transfer and apply CCA technologies and practices.
  2. Communities in the selected micro-watersheds improve the quantity and quality of their eco-system goods and services (water, forest and soil resources).
  3. Participating families increase the productivity of their farms through the capture, validation, application and adoption of agro-ecological technologies and practices.




Resultados previstos:  


  1. At least 100 technical staff and 600 community promotors trained.
  2. 10'000 youth and women with methodological tools and techniques for CCA technologies.
  3. Effective community initiatives to address climate change (CC) related challenges.
  4. Preparation of 19 specific and pertinent catalogues of ACC practices and technologies.
  5. 10'000 participating families with access to incentives and support for application of ACC practices and technologies.

Resultados de las fases anteriores:  

  • Diagnostic study of the area of influence of the project with participation of government institutions, municipalities and farmers.
  • Analysis of relevant actors in the area of intervention.
  • Analysis of factors that favour or obstruct adoption of technologies.

Dirección / Officina Federal responsable COSUDE
Crédito Cooperación al desarrollo
Contrapartes del proyecto Contraparte del contrato
Sector privado
Institución estatal extrangera
Organización de las Naciones Unidas (ONU)
  • Central State of South East
  • Oraganización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura
  • Sector privado extranjero Sur/Este

Otras contrapartes


  • CIAT, CATIE, FAO, IICA: technical cooperation agencies
  • IFAD: future NICAVIDA project in the dry corridor
  • World Bank (WB), Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
Coordinación con otros proyectos y actores
  • Nicaraguan Institute of Municipal Development (INIFOM)
  • Nicaraguan Institute of Territorial Studies (INETER)
  • National Technological Institute (INATEC)
  • 19 municipal governments
  • Water Harvest Project, Nicaragua (SDC)
  • Community-driven Watershed Management Project, Nicaragua and Honduras (SDC)
Presupuesto Fase en curso Presupuesto suizo CHF    9’650’000 Presupuesto actual suizo ya emitido CHF    9’011’143
Fases del proyecto

Fase 1 01.07.2015 - 30.04.2024   (Completed)