WSA Gender Analysis Brief
Baseline data collected through the CRS Water Smart Agriculture Program for Mesoamerica, which operated from 2015 – 2021 in Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador, reflected many of the above-described regional trends. The program recruited 421 women as demonstration farmers, comprising 17% of total demonstration farms. The program collected on-farm data on crop productivity, economic returns and soil health for every demonstration farm. Post-project competency evaluations were carried out with 142 women and 430 men to gauge the degree of adoption of practices and the farmers’ perceptions of the practices and the impacts of implementing the practices on their lives and livelihoods.