CCAFS scientists developed, tailored and implemented actions to support the implementation of climate services for agriculture in Colombia, Nicaragua, Honduras and Guatemala. These include the creation of 22 Local Technical Agroclimatic Committees (LTACs), the automation of the Climate Predictability Tool, and the development of capacities in Ministries of Agriculture, farmers organizations, and meteorological services. These developments have resulted in 500,000 farmers being able to access agro-climatic information for planning their crops.

This achievement is also part of the implementation of the Regional Strategy for Disaster Risk Management in the Agriculture Sector and Food and Nutrition Security in Latin America and the Caribbean (2018–2030). The LTAC approach, which is already being scaled in other countries in Latin America, is prioritized in the strategy as a key action across the region.

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Project partners: 

International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), Federación Nacional de Cultivadores de Cereales y Leguminosas, Colombia (FENALCE), Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala (USAC), Ministerio de Agricultura, Ganadería y Alimentación, Guatemala (MAGA), Centro Agronómico Tropical de Investigación y Enseñanza (CATIE), Instituto de Hidrología, Meteorología y Estudios Ambientales, Colombia (IDEAM), Comisión Permanente de Contingencias, Honduras (COPECO), Ministerio de Comunicaciones, Infraestructura y Vivienda, Guatemala (CIV), Ministerio de Agricultura y Desarrollo Rural, Colombia (MADR), Federación Nacional de Arroceros SAG - Secretaría de Agricultura y Ganadería, Honduras (FEDEARROZ)