August 13, 2020. The Working Group on Sustainable Livestock Agro-ecosystems of the State of Campeche (AGS-CAM), in Mexico, recently joined the National Network for the Promotion of Social and Solidarity Economy (NODESS), an initiative promoted by the National Institute of Social Economy (INAES, its Spanish acronym), in order to link sustainable livestock with the social economy and thus support livestock producers in the area.
The AGS-CAM is an inter-institutional group formed by the project Biodiversity and Sustainable Agro-silvopastoral Landscapes, known as BioPaSOS and implemented by CATIE (Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center), together with representatives of livestock producers, the Secretariat of Rural Development of the Executive Power of the State of Campeche (SDR, its Spanish acronym), the Secretariat of Environment, Biodiversity and Climate Change of the Executive Power of the State of Campeche (SEMABICC, its Spanish acronym), the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), the Colegio de la Frontera Sur (ECOSUR) Unidad Campeche, the Postgraduate College (COLPOS, its Spanish acronym) Campus Campeche, the Chinese Technological Institute (IT Chiná), the National Institute for Agricultural and Livestock Research (INIFAP, its Spanish acronym), PRONATURA PY, the National Forestry Commission (CONAFOR, its Spanish acronym) and the National Commission for Natural Protected Areas (CONANP, its Spanish acronym).
"By being part of NODESS we seek to promote and boost productive and organizational initiatives that foster the social and solidarity economy," said Edwin Pérez, local coordinator of the BioPaSOS project in Campeche.
In this sense, a six-month work plan was developed to execute actions that contemplate the strengthening of capacities in productive, administrative and organizational issues in 10 communities of the municipalities of Escárcega, Champotón and Calakmul, in Campeche. "This period is part of a process that must be carried out in order to later have the possibility of integrating ourselves into the National System of Training and Specialized Technical Assistance (SINCA), of INAES," explained Pérez.
The BioPaSOS project appears in this process as the promoter of the AGS-CAM, since one of its purposes is precisely to promote and strengthen this type of cooperation platform in alliance with all the local actors interested in promoting sustainable cattle rising in the state.
BioPaSOS is implemented 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, its Spanish acronym) and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (SADER, its Spanish acronym), with funding from the International Climate Initiative (IKI) and with multiple local partners in their intervention territories.
Members of the Working Group on Sustainable Livestock Agro-ecosystems
Edwin Pérez Sánchez
Local Coordinator in Campeche, México
Biodiversity and Sustainable Agro-silvopastoral Landscapes (BioPaSOS)
Brenda Leticia Ordaz Herrera
Technical Coordinator of the AGS-CAM WGR
Karla Salazar Leiva
Information Technology and Communication