CATIE is able to contribute solutions to the challenges facing the region and the world that are complex because of their high degree of interrelationships (for example, sustainable agriculture and forestry, food and nutritional security, ecosystem degradation and goods and services that the offer us, and poverty within the current and future climate change scenario). These challenges and their solutions require the integration of diverse disciplines, sectors, spatial scales and actors at all levels.
As a result, we identified the need to develop systemic approaches offering practical and effective integrated solutions to the challenges and to develop alliances with our multiple partners. This essential characteristic is summarized in the following figure that represents the most recent ways in which these approaches become the basis of CATIE’s work.
In practice these approaches are reflected in the integrated work of the institution. Join us to learn about two concrete examples of how CATIE is putting this to work.