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CATIE participated in National Congress of Climate Change Research in Mexico
- The participation in this congress showed that the implementation and development of climate-smart livestock is a strategy of adaptation and mitigation to climate change
October 10, 2017. To publicize the different strategies for the implementation and development of climate-smart livestock in the state of Chiapas as a strategy for adaptation and mitigation to climate change, CATIE (The Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center) participated in the Seventh National Congress of Climate Change Research, an event held in the auditorium of the Civil Protection School of Chiapas, Mexico.
José Antonio Jiménez, coordinator of the Biodiversity and Sustainable Agrosilvopastoral Landscapes (BioPaSOS) project of CATIE in Chiapas, made a presentation titled Climate-Smart Livestock: a strategy for adaptation and mitigation to climate change to different academic, research and student actors.
During the presentation, topics on the effect of extensive cattle raising to face climate change at local and global levels were addressed, as well as the importance of silvopastoral systems (SSP) and good livestock practices for the development of climate-smart livestock in the state of Chiapas.
"Participating in this event, we reaffirm CATIE's commitment to the development of climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies for Mexico's livestock sector" said Jiménez.
This event was organized by a consortium of international institutions such as the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the Federal Ministry of Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety of the Federal Republic of Germany; in addition to academic institutions such as the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), the Autonomous University of Chiapas (UNACH), the University of Sciences and Arts of Chiapas (UNICACH) and government institutions such as the State Government of Chiapas, Environment and Natural History Secretariat of Chiapas, Civil Protection of Chiapas, civil society and other non-governmental organizations (NGOs).
José Antonio Jiménez
Biodiversity and Sustainable Agrosilvopastoral Landscapes (BioPaSOS)