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Scaling up the conservation of biodiversity through climate smart agro-silvopastoral practices in landscapes dominated by cattle-raising systems in the tropical regions of Mexico

As of: July 2019

Objective and activities

The project supports agro-silvopastoral approaches in Mexico, aiming at increasing productivity and family income, enhancing biodiversity conservation and reducing the vulnerability of livestock systems to climate change. Together with stakeholders in three areas of Mexico, the project will emphasize on: 1) development of national and regional platforms to discuss innovations and policies to integrate livestock systems in the climate change and biodiversity agendas;  2) document strategies dealing with biodiversity conservation and adaptation/mitigation to climate change in livestock systems, to achieve impacts at both the policy and field implementation scales; 3) development of methodological approaches for monitoring biodiversity, ecosystem services and benefits of adaptation/mitigation to climate change in silvopastoral systems; and 4) design of incentive schemes for biodiversity conservation and climate change adaptation/mitigation involving public-private partnerships.

State of implementation/results

  • Project areas selected in 3 states in coordination with partner government
  • Inter-institutional learning groups formed in the project areas
  • Research agenda on agrosilvopastoral systems established in the 3 project areas
  • Studies on the livestock sector in the 3 states prepared

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Implementing organisation:
CATIE - Costa Rica

Partner institution(s):
  • National Commission for Research and Utilisation of Biodiversity (CONABIO) - Mexico

BMU grant:
€ 2,965,000

12/2016 till 12/2020

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