CONECTA provides an opportunity to coordinate efforts to address the dual challenge of food security in the context of climate change. It has a landscape approach, focusing on watersheds vulnerable to climate change and affected by soil erosion.
The actions supported promote productive and environmental practices to increase the forest area under sustainable landscape management and improve livelihoods, water quality, and biodiversity. In addition, CONECTA promotes food production with low greenhouse gas emissions, which contributes to meeting the commitments made by Mexico as one of the signatories to the Paris Agreement while simultaneously helping to address the great challenge of food security.
CONECTA's funding comes from the Global Environment Facility (GEF), through the World Bank, and complementary funding (GEF co-financing).
The lines of work (components) that guide CONECTA's actions are:
CONECTA promotes the connectivity of livestock and agroforestry landscapes in watersheds in Chiapas, Chihuahua, Jalisco and Veracruz.
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During the first half of 2023, CONECTA made significant progress in the execution of three Action Plans for the Integrated Management of Water Basins (PAMIC, Spanish acronym). These PAMICs cover key areas: the PAMIC of the La Antigua River basin covers 217,629 hectares, the PAMIC of the Vallarta region covers 423,056 hectares, and the PAMIC of the Isthmus-Coast of Chiapas covers 106,744 hectares. Currently, 8,645.89 hectares are in the process of restoration or conservation through subprojects. In addition, it is estimated that through collaboration with the Local Technical Assistance Providers (PLAT), it will be possible to positively influence an estimated area of 154,925 hectares impacted by joint actions with the Producer Groups (GP).
Regarding community participation, 3,150 producers, including 1,108 women, have been actively involved in activities to adopt better management practices during the first year of implementing the subprojects and PLAT. The implementation of the subprojects has reached one year, while the PLATs have been implementing the sustainable production business strategies (ENPS, acronym in Spanish) for five months. FMCN will continue working to refine the reporting bases with partners during the second half of 2023.
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To address any questions, clarifications, suggestions, complaints, or comments related to CONECTA, we provide you with the following means of contact corresponding to the project's Complaint and Consultation Care Mechanism. Your request will be treated with confidentiality, responsibility, and interest by the representatives of the project.
Postal address: Francisco Sosa 102. Santa Catarina. Delegación Coyoacan. CDMX. C.P. 04010.
Telephone: 55 5611 9779
CONECTA is implemented in 15 selected watersheds in Chiapas, Chihuahua, Jalisco, and Veracruz. It began in July 2021.
The call for sub-projects and Local Technical Assistance Providers (PLAT, acronym in Spanish) for CONECTA was published in January 2022 and is now closed, so there will be no new calls for sub-projects and PLAT associated with the project. To learn about the project’s progress and results, we invite you to stay tuned to our website and social media channels.
Eligible watersheds were determined in the project design phase. CONECTA is implemented in selected watersheds in Chiapas, Chihuahua, Jalisco, and Veracruz and is not expected to expand to other regions.
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