The Biodiversity and Sustainable Agrosilvopastoral Livestock Landscapes project, known as BioPaSOS, is being implemented in three Mexican states: Jalisco, Chiapas and Campeche. It has trained more than 1,200 producers on the importance and know-how of incorporating good livestock production practices, including the implementation of silvopastoral systems. Thanks to this work, there are currently cattle families practicing sustainable cattle production and conserving biodiversity on their ranches.
In the following video, Deutsche Welle shares the experience of several producers from Chiapas, who have worked with the BioPaSOS project and now recognize the value of simultaneously producing and conserving.
BioPaSOS has been running since 2017, in order to respond to the problem of traditional and extensive livestock farming. A development that has led to, among other things, habitat fragmentation and deforestation, contributing to the loss of biodiversity and ecosystem services. This further enhances the negative effects of climate change, affecting the productivity of ranches and negatively impacting the livelihoods of livestock families.
This project is implemented by CATIE (Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center), with the support of the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), in coordination with the National Commission for the Knowledge and Use of Biodiversity (CONABIO) and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (AGRICULTURA), with funding from the International Climate Initiative (IKI) and alongside multiple local partners in their territories of intervention.