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Research Project: Agricultural Resilience Assessment for Northern Triangle Countries

Location: Office of International Research Engagement and Cooperation

Project Number: 0210-22310-009-016-I
Project Type: Interagency Reimbursable Agreement

Start Date: Sep 30, 2021
End Date: Oct 29, 2023

This agreement will provide funding to ARS to facilitate participation in a multi-agency USDA effort to research and evaluate options to address a top administration priority. In July 2021, the National Security Council published the “U.S. Strategy for Addressing the Root Causes of Migration in Central America,” part of the President’s immigration reform strategy which recognizes the need to address the underlying reasons immigrants are leaving their home countries. The proposed project will support Pillar I: Addressing Economic Insecurity and Inequality. Specifically, the USDA team will examine: Build Resilience to Address Climate Change and Food Insecurity: Governments target investments so they are better able to mitigate the impact of severe weather events, including flooding and drought. Agriculture, including fisheries and aquaculture, is developed toward higher levels of climate resilience, leading to affordable and available food that can be utilized for a healthy diet, contributing to greater food security.

With this scope of this agreement, ARS will on FAS' behalf, conduct with identified governments or public institutions any one or combination of (1) assessments, (2) plan and implement capacity-building activities, and (3) provide technical assistance to counter agencies 4) sub contract technical activities. This activity make take place overseas or in the United States of America, with the location to be specific to each activity. Each FMS-7600B will specifically identify which activity, location and partner of each task order.