Organization: Consejo Civil Mexicano para la Silvicultura Sostenible
The organization contributes to improving the living conditions of rural communities in forested areas by building community institutions, strengthening their land management strategies, and enhancing their effective input in public policy-making.
Location: State of Mexico. The project will work with 10 communities in the Amanalco-Valle de Bravo Basin, in the State of Mexico, with Otomí and Mazahua Indigenous populations residing in highly marginalized locations. These are primarily farming communities that also engage in sustainable community forest management.
Other Organizations Involved: The project will be a collaboration with Ensamble Verde, A.C.
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The project’s 10 participating communities confront a series of climate change-associated adverse effects, including increasingly intense and frequent forest fires, forest pest issues, and droughts, followed by heavy and prolonged rains that impact harvests and increase the incidence of crop pest problems.
In addition, women are subject to still greater vulnerabilities due to obstacles to their full participation in community initiatives, including limited access to land ownership, exclusion from decision-making spaces where the rules governing access to and management of natural resources are made, lower incomes than men, more time devoted to unpaid labor, and lower levels of schooling.
This project will therefore focus on women in the 10 communities: building their technical and leadership capacities and creating opportunities for their participation in sustainable natural resources management and the associated economic initiatives.