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Food security: Improvements through agroforestry in La Mosquitia

A case study about the positive impacts that growing cocoa is having on indigenous communities


One of the main destinations for migrants in Honduras is the tropical rainforest in the region of La Mosquitia. Unfortunately, the migrant families bring with them the non-sustainable agricultural practices that originally caused them to move. The Mosquitia region itself has therefore suffered from land degradation in recent years, putting increasing pressure on the indigenous communities who live there and rely on its fragile ecosystems.

This case study shares how Tearfund’s partner, MOPAWI, has identified three key ways of reducing environmental degradation in La Mosquitia and, at as a result provide people with food security and a sustainable livelihood.

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