|Without irrigation, small farmers in dry regions like |
Terrabona, Nicaragua wouldn't have had any crops in the last 3 years.
It's been during these last four-plus years living and working here in Central America that I've gone from being passingly interested in the concept of climate change as a potential future threat, to being fully engaged and very alarmed by the impact that it's having right now in countries like this one, especially for farming families with few resources.
|The aquifer is still producing, but the water level has fallen|
dramatically after 3 years of drought.
|Producer Ricarda Mairena grows sorghum as a |
"living barrier"at the edges of her gardens, both to
reduce pest invasions and produce feed for her 5 cows.