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Mexico promotes actions to reduce deforestation and strengthen sustainable development in the countryside
The Secretariats of Agriculture, Rural Development, Environment and Natural Resources and Conafor signed an agreement to execute programs and projects under criteria of sustainability and conservation of natural resources.7/24/2020
The Secretariats of Agriculture and Rural Development and the Environment of Mexico and the National Forestry Commission (Conafor) signed a specific collaboration agreement that provides for a series of actions and measures aimed at guaranteeing a healthy environment in Mexico and strengthening the sustainable development of the countryside.
In the country, the national field represents the livelihood of millions of Mexican families that satisfy the demand for food for urban areas.
The agreement considers tasks of conservation, protection and rational use of forest resources, which in turn contribute to mitigation and adaptation to climate change.
It also contributes to the fulfillment of the objectives of the Sustainable Rural Development laws, the General of Sustainable Forest Development and the General of Climate Change, and the Sustainable Development Goals of the 2030 Agenda.
A first step to achieve a balance between the sustainable production of food in the Mexican countryside and the conservation of ecosystems is to achieve a territorial coordination of public policies and support from the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and Conafor.
To achieve the objectives, Agriculture, Environment and Conafor will execute productive programs or projects under criteria of protection of natural resources and biodiversity, particularly in places with a special category of protection.
Among the activities considered are:
The signed document is valid until September 30, 2024 and was signed by the Undersecretaries for Planning and Environmental Policy of the Ministry of the Environment, Arturo Argueta Villamar, and Agriculture of the Ministry of Agriculture, Miguel García Winder, and the director General of the Conafor, León Jorge Castaños Martínez.
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