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Chiapas climate change resilience map is presented

  • CATIE's BioPaSOS Project supported its development

July 3, 2019. In order to delimit the forest and agricultural frontier for the protection, conservation, sustainable use and restoration of ecosystems, forest resources and their environmental services, the Secretariat of Environment and Natural History (SEMAHN, its Spanish acronym) and the Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries (SAGyP, its Spanish acronym) of the State of Chiapas in Mexico prepared the Climate Change Resilience Map (MARACC), which was officially presented last June 29 at the facilities of the Institute of Public Administration, in the city of Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas.

The project Biodiversity and Sustainable Agro-silvopastoral  Landscapes, known as BioPaSOS, which is implemented by CATIE (Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center), participated. According to José Antonio Jiménez, local coordinator of the BioPaSOS project in Chiapas, the involvement in the development of this map allowed us to know which are the priority areas for the state of Chiapas in issues such as conservation, restoration and agricultural production, which are key to the work carried out by the project in this state.

In the event, both Rosario Bonifaz Alfonzo, secretary of SEMAHN, Andrea Gíl Vázquez, secretary of SAGyP, stressed that with this map it is expected that federal and state programs can be developed in order to improve the productive income of the agricultural sector and avoid deforestation and degradation of natural resources.

This map was presented to the Governor of the State of Rutilio Escandón Cadenas, as well as to governmental and non-governmental institutions, producers, civil society and the general public.

Jiménez indicated that, in this same event, the collaboration agreement between SAGyP and SEMAHN was signed. "This is a historical fact in which both secretariats begin to link up to achieve the productive and sustainable development of Chiapas," he said.

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).



More information:

José Antonio Jiménez
Local Coordinator
Biodiversity and Sustainable Agro-silvopastoral Landscapes (BioPaSOS)
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Cris Soto
Head of Communication
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