Climate change and food production are two of the main challenges facing countries globally. In rural areas of Mexico, livestock farmers represent one of the most vulnerable sectors, given that their activities are unquestionably climate-dependent. Climate change adaptation and mitigation measures along value chains are essential for the well-being of producers, in addition to ensuring the production of sustainable, sufficient and good quality food.
Regenerative livestock farming seeks the recovery of soil fertility and the restoration of 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 capable of sustaining their use and conserving their biodiversity while operating as carbon sinks.
The GANARE project will first focus on four important livestock-producing states: Chiapas, Chihuahua, Jalisco and Veracruz, with a vision of scaling it up to a national level.
The lines of work guiding 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 communities to adopt regenerative practices that boost the economic profitability of the sector.