The Private Institute for Climate Change Research ICC is currently monitoring and evaluating the social, economic, and natural resources conservation impacts (soils) generated through the climate change adaptation measures implemented in Nahuala, Solola, mainly in the Tzamjuyup village and other communities.
These measures were promoted in those communities through the training “Towards a corn and beans production adapted to climate variability and change: Adaptation practices against climate threats in Guatemala”, which was part of the project funded by the Climate Change Resilience Development (CCRD) in 2012 and 2013.
As part of the results of the project, soil conservation measures were implemented by the participants of the training, due to its multiple benefits, since the lands where they produce their agriculture products (hillsides) are highly vulnerable to water erosion and climate threats.
With this investigation, the ICC expects to quantify the impact of the agriculture technologies that were promoted, specifically the social and economic impacts generated directly or indirectly in the participants because of the soil conservation practices implemented in the Tzamjuyup villages and surrounding communities. It also aims to describe and determine the soil’s erosion and fertility indexes, and to compare those indexes between soils that have soil conservation practices against soils without them.
This investigation is carried out as part of the internship of the undergraduate student Kevin Manolo Noriega Elias, currently attending a Bachelor’s degree in Tropical Agronomy Engineering at the San Carlos University, Southwestern campus.