The FOAG are new financial mechanisms articulated by several key entities, in order to ensure water security and agro-productive in the eastern and northern areas of the Cacahuatique mountain range.
"The purpose of the forum is to note that we have less and less water, there is even more demand and less water, this is due to climate change. But we also show how we are working in the recharge zones, that is to say the places where rainwater filters and then that water is born in the aquifers so that human beings can make use of it, what we are doing, what type of agriculture we are developing and whether it affects water collection. So what we're showing is that there are solutions through agriculture that help capture more water,'' said Marcos Sanjuán of Catholic Relief Services (CRS).
"The major challenges in the territory are: increasing soil and water productivity, increasing crop productivity, improving ecosystem services and, above all, strengthening territorial governance," said Jorge Trejo, FIAES territorial coordinator.
As a first initiative, according to the results of the study, it will begin to promote sustainable agricultural practices and implement actions of soil and water conservation in agriculture among producers in the territory.