The Crisis We Face
Michael Aburto is an organic Farmer in Nicaragua and a SCIAF project participant. As the first in his area to start a farm, he was chosen by his community as a local leader, and is also pastor to a local church. Yet the extreme weather makes it difficult to grow food, affecting his entire livelihood.
“The change in weather really affects the farm. Drought and high temperatures mean sometimes we don’t produce much. Sometimes it rains too much and everything floods. Sometimes there are strong winds and hurricanes. The only access to my farm is along a road which turns into a river in rainy season. We can be cut off for days.
"It’s a testament to the project that we are still here. I've had to learn how to plant crops so that they can resist for longer in the dry season."