On April 10, the government of Jalisco, represented by the Ministry of the Environment and Territorial Development (SEMADET) and the state’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (SADER), made an agreement with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH Mexico and the French Development Agency (AFD) to create the Working Group for preparation of the State Strategy for the Mainstreaming of Biodiversity into the Agricultural Sector. Through this Strategy, Jalisco will have a tool that will help it to harmonize public policies for the conservation and sustainable use of the state’s biodiversity.


Photo: Shutterstock. A sustainable agricultural sector protects forests and biodiversity.


The Working Group will be responsible for carrying out a diagnosis of the legal and regulatory framework, as well as creating planning instruments for the state’s agricultural and forestry sectors. The instruments will aim to recognize the opportunities for integrating the sustainable use of biodiversity in each sector. In addition, key actors will be identified to participate in a series of workshops throughout the year. In these workshops, the strategy’s lines of action and indicators will be structured in a participatory manner. The initiatives supporting the Jalisco government in this task include GIZ Mexico’s Mainstreaming Biodiversity into the Mexican Agricultural Sector (IKI-IBA) Project, which is part of the International Climate Initiative (IKI) of Germany’s Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), and AFD’s Biocultural Landscape Project.


Photo: IKI IBA project. The Working Group was set up to design the Biodiversity Mainstreaming Strategy in the agricultural and forestry sectors of Jalisco state.


Photo: IKI IBA project. The event was attended by Sergio Graf Montero, head of SEMADET for Jalisco state.