GANARE: Regenerative Ranching

Regenerative ranching as a tool for biodiversity conservation

What is it?

Regenerative ranching is a tool for conservation and the empowerment of ranchers to reach better levels of economic, environmental and cultural rentability, striving to become stewards of their natural resources while also maintaining sustainable livelihoods.

Restoring Soils

Regenerative ranching aims to recover the fertility of soils and to restore the nutrient, energy and water cycles. It's foundations are planned rotational grazing practices, locally adapted livestock genetics, habitat restoration for wildlife, and erosion prevention. Together, these practices result in resilient and productive ecosystems capable of sustaining productive activities while conserving their biodiversity and serving as carbon sinks.

With the support of the French Development Agency (AFD), FMCN strives to promote training models, technical assistance and financial inclusion that permit scaling the implementation of livestock practices with a regenerative focus. The project will begin by focusing on four of the most important ranching states in Mexico: Chiapas, Chihuahua, Jalisco, and Veracruz, with the goal to scale up to a national level. GANARE operates within FMCN as a sub-project of the Private Lands Conservation Project.

Ranching practices with a regenerative approach

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Donors and Partners


French Development Agency (AFD)


Cuenca Los Ojos, A.C.

Manejo Regenerativo de Ranchos, A.C.

Pasticultores del Desierto, A.C. 

Rainmaker Trust Fund