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As of: January 2018

Mainstreaming Biodiversity into the Mexican Agricultural Sector

Objective and activities

The project’s objective is the integration of the value of biodiversity andecosystem services into decision-making and planning instruments of public and private key actors in the Mexican agricultural sector and to gain concrete experiences at the federal level. Jointly with public and private actors, research institutes, FAO and UNEP, instruments for the protection of biodiversity and the promotion of sustainable land use practices will be piloted and integrated into selected agricultural production systems und value chains. Lessons learned, raised from analyses,conceptualisation, and application of positive incentives for the promotion of sustainable land use practices, will be embedded in public policies and in practical examples in the pilot states. This project promotes inter-sectoral dialogue and generates concrete examples for the integration of biodiversity in agriculture,which feed into the international debate.

State of implementation/results

  • First excursions to potential pilot regions took place in order to identify case studies for integrating biodiversity into productive sector both on a small scale, for instance regarding the cultivation of corn, but also into commercial farming processes such as wheat production.
  • An International Forum on “Mainstreaming Biodiversity towards the Sustainable Development Goals” was organized in Guadalajara in October 2017 which was part of the XI. International Symposium on Genetic Resources for the Americas and the Caribbean.

Project data


Implementing organisation:
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Partner institution(s):
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO);Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food (SAGARPA) - Mexico;Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT) - Mexico;United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment)

BMUB grant:
€ 5,000,000

12/2016 till 11/2020


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