Honduras: Investment of 2,750 million in irrigation

Honduras: Investment of 2,750 million in irrigation

Diario Tiempo, November 11, 2014, Honduras.

Honduras will invest in Lempiras about 2.75 billion in the construction of thousands of systems large and small irrigation. The projects will benefit 76,000 families in 64 municipalities in 10 departments.It is expected construction of 14 major water projects, but also 2,500 reservation systems and water harvesting, to address the effects of climate change on the poor. The program includes farm irrigation infrastructure, the comprehensive development of batches of each hectare of productive diversification and livestock systems, and technical assistance.

TEGUCIGALPA. The Ministry of Agriculture announced that it will invest $ 130 million, about 2.75 billion lempiras in building thousands of systems large and small irrigation. Agriculture Minister, Jacobo Paz, reported that in the package are 14 large water projects, but also 2,500 reservation systems and water harvesting, to address the effects of climate change on the poor.

The projects will benefit 76,000 families in 64 municipalities in 10 departments in the country according to a mapping done, are most affected by drought is causing climate change. Meanwhile, the 14 projects will be built in the valley of Jamastrán, in Nacaome and in the department of Olancho.

The program includes farm irrigation infrastructure, the comprehensive development of batches of each hectare of productive diversification and livestock systems, where conditions permit, and technical assistance. Water reservoirs are to benefit families who have more than two hectares of land, which constantly lose their crops by drought.

The beneficiary families are those who lost their crops and stayed and who want to work on building your irrigation system and receive bonus payment solidarity and food rations.

Dibujo 52. Reservorio de agua en Honduras

7,500 hectares per year will be incorporated into irrigation systems by building water reservoirs.