Institutions and livestock producers of Campeche exchanged knowledge on silvo-pastoral systems
- The exchange took place in the region of Centenario, Escárcega, Campeche, Mexico, in order to promote a climate-smart livestock.
June 5, 2019. Last May 7, in order to exchange their experiences in silvo-pastoral systems, seven institutions and small livestock producers from the Centenario region, Escárcega, in Campeche, Mexico, that make up the state's Learning Community on Sustainable Livestock, promoted by the Biodiversity and Sustainable Silvo-pastoral Landscapes project, known as BioPaSOS, participated in a field tour.
Among the participating institutions were the Sembrando Vida program, the Colegio de Postgraduados (COLPOS), the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), the Calakmul Biosphere Reserve (REBICA, its Spanish acronym) of the National Commission of Protected Natural Areas (CONANP, its Spanish acronym), PRONATURA A.C. Yucatan Peninsula, the Secretary of Environment and Natural Resources of the State of Campeche (SEMARNATCAM, its Spanish acronym) and the BioPaSOS project.
Edwin Pérez, local coordinator of the BioPaSOS project in Campeche, pointed out that the tour made it possible to exchange knowledge, identify areas of opportunity and cooperation among the participating institutions to strengthen capacities and promote the implementation of silvopastoral systems in the state.
The field tour included a visit to the plots of three producers, Juana Landero, Salvador Naal and Marco Gamboa Coj, who with the support of PRONATURA A.C. have established banks of Leucaena protein (Leucaena leucocephala) for three years.
These producers stated that they were happy with the support given to establish these banks and indicated that after their use and management they have seen important results for the feeding of their cattle.
The BioPaSOS project is implemented by CATIE (Tropical Agricultural Research ad Higher Education Center), together with the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), in coordination with the National Commission for Knowledge and Use of Biodiversity (CONABIO, its Spanish acronym) and the Secretariat of Agriculture and Rural Development (SADER, its Spanish acronym), with funding from the International Climate Initiative (IKI).
Edwin Pérez Sánchez
Local Coordinator, Campeche
Biodiversity and Sustainable Agrosilvopastoral Landscapes (BioPaSOS)
Karla Salazar Leiva
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