“This Can Be Done”: In Honduras, Farmers Adapt to a Changing Climate

By John Otis

Rather than heading north, some Central Americans are rotating crops and making other changes. But funding is scarce.

This article is adapted from AQ’s special report on the Summit of the Americas | Leer en español SAN JUAN DE INTIBUCÁ, Honduras — Should I stay or should I go That was the dilemma Honduran coffee farmer Otilia Aguilar faced when in 2017 when her entire crop succumbed to coffee rust, a deadly fungus that is now spreading faster across Central America due to rising temperatures. Destitute and discouraged, Aguilar and her husband considered joining the exodus of Hondurans seeking better lives in the United States. But they lacked visas. They had little stomach for clandestine...

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