Ready water harvesting projects in southern Honduras

Ready water harvesting projects in southern Honduras

Newspaper The Herald, May 1, 2015, Honduras.

 The problem of summer long in the dry corridor in Honduras is not a new problem and due to the severe drought conditions of life of the inhabitants of the region are affected, there are famine in the south of the country, in that sense the government is helping with family packages every 15 days and generating food for work through the Ministry of Social Development and have built more than 100 water harvesting projects that will help people in the dry season. The crisis of water and food in the south is identified in which municipalities are, the people and the state are responsible for reforestation, the lack of trees is one of the causes of water shortages in the region, as well climate change will continue to affect.

The.Minister of Agriculture of Honduras, Jacobo Paz, acknowledged that there is hunger in the south of the country, which has prompted the government of Honduras to deliver packages every 15 days to help family households experiencing this phenomenon. After publication of the newspaper El Heraldo, where the plight of the people living dry corridor is confirmed, the official referred to the recurrent problem and said that the problem of prolonged summer in these areas is not new in that sense to help people to have irrigation, the government has already built 100 water harvesting projects.

It is helping them with family packages every 15 days and generating food for work through the Ministry of Social Development, we have built more than 100 water harvesting projects, which will help in the dry season, the official acknowledged that the family packages are not the solution to the problem, but so are the harvest of water. The problem of hunger is not the entire southern region, are already identified the areas, the official said, there is not a widespread crisis.

 The crisis in the south is identified in which municipalities it is and exposed is that the people have some responsibility for deforestation, which is one of the causes of water shortages in parts of the south. As a society we need to be clear that we have to be more accountable, caring basins and initiating reforestation, otherwise climate change will continue to affect us.

The Herald recently noted the plight of the people of the south. In the municipality of Orocuina, for that matter, there are food crisis among the people of Las Chilcas, Jasmine, Gualiqueme, El Jobo and Las Marias. The inhabitants of these villages live in a situation of real misery. These families are part of the population living in the dry corridor of the south and every day come into anguish not only by the lack of drinking water, but also because stocks of corn and beans also are depleted them.

The dry corridor comprising the municipalities of Curaren, Alubaren, Reitoca, San Miguelito and La Venta, in the department of Francisco Morazan. Alianza, Langue and Coray in Valle, and San Jose, San Antonio de Flores, San Isidro, Apacilagua and Orocuina in Choluteca. In several villages there is hunger. The heads of households manage to feed their children. Agriculture Minister said he was aware of this dire situation and stated that the only permanent solution irrigation systems are already being managed. He announced that next week will move to Olancho to inaugurate the cycle crops with producers benefit from government loans.

http://www.elheraldo.hn/pais/836374-331/listos-proyectos-de-cosecha-de-agua-en-el-sur

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