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: December 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 and based on their biodiversity conservation value and the prevalence of cattle ranching activities.
- Inter-institutional learning communities formed in each one of the project areas.
- Research agenda on climate-smart livestock production and biodiversity conservation established in the 3 project areas.--Diagnoses of the livestock sector conducted for the 3 states.