San Agustín Loxicha, Oaxaca, Mexico. 2019.
Project: Alliance for sustainable landscapes and markets
In the alliance for sustainable landscapes and markets, supported by USAID and implemented by Rainforest Alliance in Mexico, we are working with coffee producers in Oaxaca and Chiapas to reforest and restore their landscapes.
The State Coordinator of Coffee Producers in Oaxaca (CEPCO) is one of our partners in the alliance. With them, we seek to generate resilient practices that overcome extreme weather and shocks by introducing new coffee species and planting multi species gardens, in order to create a more competitive product for the global market.
With climate smart agriculture implementation, coffee producers are able to strengthen their practices and restore their landscapes by planting more trees to give shadow and nurture their crops and protecting all the biodiversity that the forest inhabit like this beautiful cheeky kinkajou (Potos flavus) in Oaxaca.