Salvadoran Farmers Stake Their Bets on Sustainable Development

Salvadoran Farmers Stake Their Bets on Sustainable Development

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La Tirana, Municipality of Jiquilisco, Department of Usulután, on the Pacific Coast of El Salvador. Rising sea levels at La Tirana have increased salt water in the mangrove system, which is killing the trees. Captions and Photo source: ©© Trocaire

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Peasant farmers from one of El Salvador’s most fragile coastal areas are implementing a model of sustainable economic growth that respects the environment and offers people education and security as keys to give the wetland region a boost.

The Mangrove Association has been carrying out the plan in the southern part of the eastern department of Usulután, in a region known as Bajo Lempa, for 14 years. A total of 86 farming and fishing communities on Jiquilisco bay are involved in the project…

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Mangroves, La Tirana. Rising sea levels at La Tirana have increased salt water in the mangrove system, which is killing the trees. Captions and Photo source: ©© Trocaire

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