INTEGRA: Integrating climate-compatible livestock systems into national commitments of Central America and the Caribbean

The livestock sector is among the main contributors to land-use changes, biodiversity loss, and greenhouse gas emissions in the Central America & Caribbean region. The project promotes the transformation of the traditional livestock sector into climate-compatible production pathways (i.e. highly productive, climate-resilient, and low-carbon) to support long-term compliance of climate and biodiversity conservation commitments in the region. It will open opportunities for the livestock sector to contribute to inclusive climate-compatible growth. Therefore, the project will mainstream climate-compatible livestock production approaches into coherent policies and efficient governance arrangements. It will also promote traditional livestock production systems changes by applying innovative technology transfer, financial schemes, and incentives. Efforts to enhance different stakeholders’ awareness, knowledge, and technical capacities will complement the project.

Project data

Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Panama
IKI funding
173,077.00 €
06/2022 till 06/2023
Implementing organisation
Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center (CATIE) - Costa Rica
Political Partner
  • Ministry of Agricultural Development - Panama
  • Ministry of Agriculture (MAGA) - Guatemala
  • Ministry of Agriculture - Dominican Republic
  • Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock - Costa Rica
  • Ministry of Environment - Panama
  • Ministry of Environment and Energy (MINAE) - Costa Rica
  • Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (MARN) - Guatemala
  • Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources - Dominican Republic
Implementing Partner
  • Central American Integration System (SICA) - Regional Committee for Water Resources (CRRH) - Costa Rica
  • Zamorano University

State of implementation/results

  • The preparation phase of the project includes the following topics:
    • Inform and engage country focal points and stakeholders about the project objectives and work packages.
    • Identify and address any knowledge, capacities, and operational gaps. – Develop a proposal for the implementation phase.
  • After the preparation phase, a decision is made on further funding by the International Climate Initiative.

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