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Innovative climate-smart agriculture system in degraded areas combined with traditional knowledge

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06/23 - 12/24

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The project takes place in twelve indigenous communities in Mexico, where extensive grazing and deforestation for firewood are causing severe land degradation, water scarcity, soil loss, resulting in low agricultural productivity. This IKI Small Grants project aims to enhance the capacity of local farmers in field schools by strengthening the innovations and the traditional knowledge of Mixtec indigenous producers. The project includes ecosystem restoration, agroforestry systems, and reinforcement of territorial governance structures. Therefore, agricultural plots are created and the applied agroecological practices are monitored in cooperation with a local university. Further, organised field trips promote the exchange of experiences and make the project results accessible to various local stakeholders.