Central America

Gladys Gonzales stands with her cows in central Nicaragua. Retaining forests helps reduce the environmental impact of cattle ranching.

Silvopastoral Systems: A Win-Win for Cattle Ranchers and the Environment

In Nicaragua, agriculture — and livestock production, in particular — is a primary driver of deforestation. Over the years, as cattle ranching has increased, so has land degradation throughout the country. By adopting silvopastoral systems, which integrate trees, shrubs, and grasses with livestock, farmers can improve their livelihoods and restore local ecosystems.

Agriculture, Environmental Sustainability
Global coffee prices are on the rise after several years of low prices. How can coffee farmers like Rito Giron (pictured) benefit?

Global Coffee Prices Are Rising Again. Here Are 3 Ways Central American Farmers Can Benefit Long-Term

Global coffee prices are rising after several years at near-historic lows that prompted many farmers in Central America to immigrate elsewhere. But higher prices alone are not enough to sustain progress. To ensure long-term, profitable incomes, farmers need support establishing long-lasting market connections, developing climate-resilient growing techniques, and diversifying their incomes.

Agriculture, Coffee, Environmental Sustainability
coffee prices, coffee prices in Central America