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BioPaSOS Project trained SAGyP technicians in climate-smart cattle raising

  • It provided a workshop that allowed them to know the technologies, practices and techniques that the project is implementing to promote climate-smart cattle ranching with ranchers from Chiapas, Mexico.

The workshop took place at SAGyP's facilities in the city of Tuxtla Gutiérrez, where the technicians learned technologies, practices and techniques, such as the implementation of silvopastoral practices, use of nutritional blocks, silage, use of agricultural by-products and water harvesting, which the BioPaSOS project has been promoting among cattle producers of the La Sepultura Biosphere Reserve, of the National Commission of Protected Natural Areas (REBISE-CONANP).

The workshop took place at the SAGyP facilities in the city of Tuxtla Gutiérrez, where technicians learned about the technologies, practices, and techniques that  BioPaSOS project has been promoting among cattle ranchers in La Sepultura Biosphere Reserve of the National Commission of Protected Natural Areas (REBISE-CONANP, its Spanish acronym).

This event was attended by José Antonio Hernández, undersecretary of Agriculture and Livestock of the SAGyP, and Germín Pliego, director of the Department of Pecuarian Regulation of the SAGyP, as well as technical staff of this same institution.

Hernandez and Pliego commented that this training served to get to know the work that international institutions such as CATIE carry out in the state of Chiapas; in addition, they pointed out that the workshop will help the technicians to be updated on relevant issues for the development of a more environmentally friendly livestock and thus be able to design strategies that promote, from the SAGyP, these climate-smart production systems.

At the same time, the participating technicians stated that with this workshop they were able to identify which silvopastoral technologies and good cattle practices can be promoted for the development of sustainable cattle raising in the state of Chiapas. They also stated that they were able to learn in detail how the presence of trees in livestock production systems and other good practices such as the rotation of pastures, the use of bio-digesters, among others, contribute to adaptation and mitigation of climate change.

BioPaSOS project is implemented by CATIE (Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center) and the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), with funding from the International Climate Initiative (IKI).

 

For more information/ written by:

José Antonio Jiménez
Local coordinator
Biodiversity and Sustainable Agrosilvo-pastoral Landscapes  (BioPaSOS)
CATIE
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