Using the Maya Nut Tree to Increase Tropical Agroecosystem Resilience to Climate Change in Central America and Mexico

Ecosystem and Livelihoods Adaptation Network

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The Maya Nut tree increases agroecosystem resilience to climate change by ensuring food security during periods of drought and other extreme events such as hurricanes. Its deep and extensive root system helps retain soil during natural erosion or extreme events and enable the tree to access deeper ground water. The Maya Nut tree plays an important role in stabilizing riverbanks and maintaining flows from natural springs.

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Technical Document

Ecosystem and Livelihoods Adaptation Network