Suiza retira a Nicaragua de su proyecto Cosecha del Agua

Switzerland withdraws Nicaragua from its Water Harvest project

The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) announced this Thursday that it has begun a process for Nicaragua to withdraw from the Water Harvesting project, which it is executing with the Tropical Agricultural Research and Teaching Center (CATIE), and that it will take two years to complete. be consumed.

“We are currently in a phase in which the Swiss Cooperation is leaving Latin America in 2024, and we are preparing an exit phase to scale the water harvesting methodology in Nicaragua,” explained Cosude official Mauricio Peñalba. in a video released by Catie.

According to Peñalba, the Water Harvest project was carried out for four years in Nicaragua, during which time the liquid safely reached more than 2,500 families in ten municipalities located in the country’s dry corridor, which extends from the north of the Great Lake Nicaragua, to the border with Honduras.

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“The exit phase of the Water Harvest project will run from November 2022 to April 2024,” Catie confirmed on its website.

The Cosude official stated that the project plans to turn around its target beneficiaries, and hopes that the achievements will be sustainable.

The turn would be “towards other sectors, such as the livestock sector, and Swiss cooperation accompanies Catie hand in hand in this responsible exit process, in which the sustainability of all these works and the processes that are directed is desired,” he said. Penalba.

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The Water Harvest project is developed in the municipalities of Ciudad Antigua and Mozonte, in the department (province) of Nueva Segovia; Somoto, Totogalpa, Telpaneca, Palacagüina, Yalagüina and San Lucas, in Madriz; as well as in Pueblo Nuevo and Condega, in Estelí.

With this project, the beneficiaries have improved their environmental habits, achieved sustainability, and seek better ecosystems, according to the Cosude.

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