Sweet as a nut: Hondurans fight drought and poverty with cashews

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A female-led community group in the dry south of the country are diversifying crops to adapt to the climate crisis. Now they are reaping the bounty

Five years ago, Lucia Alvarez’s plot of land was used to grow corn, a staple of the Honduran diet. She was struggling to survive. Her house lies 4km along a dirt track from the nearest town, El Triunfo, in the department of Choluteca, in the south of Honduras. Opportunities for work are scarce, and months of drought followed by unpredictable rains each year meant that harvests were damaged or ruined over and over again.

“We had huge problems,” she says. “There was no rain. Then, on the few occasions it did rain, it would pour and ruin all the crops.”

Continue reading…Global development | The Guardian

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