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Promoters of sustainable livestock Farmer Field Schools have new tools to facilitate learning

  • These are the promoters of the BioPasos Field Schools project of CATIE, in Jalisco, Mexico.

June 19, 2019. Promoters of 14 Field Schools (ECA, its Spanish acronym) of the project Biodiversity and Sustainable Agrosilvopastoral  Landscapes, known as BioPaSOS, which is implemented by CATIE (Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center) participated on June 11 and 12, in Jalisco, Mexico, in a workshop that sought to strengthen and develop their capacities to facilitate learning activities on the topic of climate-smart livestock.

Juan Edduardo Betanzos, local coordinator of the BioPaSOS project in Jalisco, explained that the promoters are trained in these issues so that they spread in their communities, through the ECA, the knowledge they acquire, and finally through the figure of the community promoter is able to strengthen livestock producers who make up the ECA.

Currently, the BioPaSOS project has ECAs in the municipalities of the Inter-municipal Environmental Board for the Integrated Management of the Lower Ayuquila River Basin (JIRA) and the South Coast Inter-municipal Environmental Board (JICOSUR, its Spanish acronym).

The promoters who participated in the workshop commented that they learned new methods and tools that will allow them to identify in a participatory way problems, solutions and strategies to support the development of climate-smart livestock in the state of Jalisco.  

The workshop was given by José Antonio Jiménez, local coordinator of the BioPaSOS project in Chiapas; Emma De Niz and Alenzy Chávez, technicians of the BioPaSOS project in Jalisco; and Betanzos.

In its implementation, the BioPaSOS project is supported by 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).


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Juan Edduardo Betanzos
Local Coordinator in Jalisco
BioPaSOS Project
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Karla Salazar Leiva
Tecnología de Información y Comunicación
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