Climate change and food production are two main global challenges countries face. In rural areas of Mexico, livestock farmers represent one of the most vulnerable sectors, given that their activities are undoubtedly climate-dependent. Climate change adaptation and mitigation measures along value chains are essential for producers’ well-being and ensuring the production of sustainable, sufficient, and good-quality food.
Regenerative ranching seeks to recover soil fertility and restore nutrient, energy, and water cycles. It is based on planned rotational grazing practices, locally adapted livestock genetics, wildlife habitat restoration, and erosion prevention. Together, these practices result in resilient and productive ecosystems that sustain their use and conserve their biodiversity while operating as carbon sinks.
The GANARE project focuses on four important cattle-raising states: Chiapas, Chihuahua, Jalisco, and Veracruz, with a vision of scaling it up to a national level.
The lines of work that guide GANARE's actions are:
- Promotion of financial and technical assistance models that facilitate the transition to sustainable production systems.
- Integration of livestock production properties into the country's conservation and ecological connectivity strategy.
- Capacity building in livestock farming communities to adopt regenerative practices that boost the sector's economic profitability.