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CATIE and IICA sign partnership to promote agribusiness and the design of municipal public standards linked to water harvesting
- This in the framework of the Water Harvest project implemented in the dry corridor of Las Segovias, in Nicaragua
June 12, 2020. Recently, CATIE (Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center) and the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) signed an agreement to work together to strengthen the strategic framework that promotes the development of agribusinesses, as well as the design of municipal public standards linked to water harvesting for productive purposes, in Nicaragua. This is within the framework of the Water Harvest project, implemented by CATIE in the dry corridor of Las Segovias, with financial support from the Swiss Cooperation in Central America (SDC).
"What we are looking for is to contribute to a more sustainable and diversified productive and economic development of small producer families living in the territory of Las Segovias," explained Norvin Sepulveda, CATIE's representative in Nicaragua.
After the agreement, both institutions set the goal of promoting the development of agribusinesses energized by agricultural production with water harvesting systems, in order to facilitate the insertion of producing families in local and regional markets; as well as to strengthen the capacities of the technical personnel of the municipalities of influence of the project.
It is also expected to strengthen municipal management to implement a regulatory framework to better manage water resources, with emphasis on the promotion and adoption of water harvesting technologies.
This initiative reinforces the existing cooperation between CATIE and IICA and maximizes the use of the capacities of both institutions to contribute to the development of Nicaragua's rural sector.
Water Harvest Project Coordinator