On December 10, the closing ceremony of the diploma course “Watersheds and Climate Change” was held in the city of Santa Cruz del Quiché. The course was taught to extension professionals of the Municipal Agricultural Extension Agencies of the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAGA) of the department of Quiché.
The course was developed virtually and had a duration of four months; from August to November 2021. The goal of the course was to strengthen the capacities of the participants in terms of adaptation to climate change in agriculture systems and of the role of a watershed approach to adaptation.
The following topics were addressed in the course:
- Watersheds and experiences related to them in Guatemala
- Scientific basis for climate change
- Mitigation and adaptation to climate change
- Climate scenarios and disaster risk management