The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)/African and Latin American Resilience to Climate Change (ARCC) Project conducted the Western Honduras Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment (Western Honduras VA) in 2014. The assessment represents a multidisciplinary effort to assess the impact of climate change and variability on social and ecological systems in Western Honduras. This assessment focused on Western Honduras’s Dry Corridor (in Spanish, Corredor Seco) region and the six departments receiving Feed the Future (FtF) programming support: Copán, Ocotepeque, Lempira, Santa Barbara, Intibucá, and La Paz. The objectives of this assessment were to: Understand the historical trends and future projections for climate in Western Honduras; Assess how these climate projections will affect livelihoods and ecosystems in the region; and Identify existing and potential adaptive responses that can be integrated into USAID, Government of Honduras, and other donor programming in Western Honduras to strengthen the resilience of livelihoods and ecosystems to climate-related impacts.
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