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Necessary tools are identified to encourage Smart-climate livestock in Mexico
- Producers of the livestock sector in Chiapas discussed the topic at the workshop organized by BioPaSOS project
September 27, 2018. Within the framework of BioPaSOS project, implemented by CATIE (Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center) and the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), on September 24, at the Tuxtla Gutiérrez city, Chiapas, Mexico took place a workshop. During this workshop, actors of the livestock sector built and validated in a participative way a box of technical and management tools to promote climate-smart agriculture specialized on silvo-pastoral systems.
According to José Antonio Jiménez, coordinator of BioPaSOSd in Chiapas, this livestock will contribute to the conservation of biodiversity, the maintenance and generation of eco-systemic services, as well as the mans for the improvement of life of livestock family producers.
Antonio Rivero, consultant of IICA in Mexico and Jiménez, led the workshop. Also there was participation of livestock producers and institutional personnel such as the Autonomous University of Chiapas (UNACH, its Spanish acronym), the Southern Border College (ECOSUR, its Spanish acronym), the Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food (SAGARPA), La Sepultura Biosphere Reserve from the National Commission on Natural Protected Areas (REBIBE-CONANP ), National Commission for the Knowledge and Use of Biodiversity (CONABIO), The Nature Conservancy (TNC), Ecology, Sustainability and innovation A.C. (ESIA C), and the Conservation Fund El Triunfo (FONCET).
Rivero explained that the tools’ box seeks to facilitate the job that livestock producers, extensionists, technicians, researchers, academics and decision makers should do to improve the management of their livestock production systems.
In this sense, participants of the workshop commented that the tools’ box will facilitate them the access to relevant information to make decisions about the establishment and maintenance of silvo-pastoral systems.
Additionally, the supplied information could be key for the formulation of public policies that promote the implementation of climate smart livestock in the Mexican territory.
It should be noted that the tools and their use, vary according to the conditions of the zone in which they implement them, for which reason, workshops like this are also taking place at other states where BioPaSOS project intervene: Jalisco and Campeche.
José Antonio Jiménez
Biodiversity and Sustainable Agrosilvo-pastoral Landscapes –BioPaSOS-
Karla Salazar Leiva
Information Technology and Communication