NAPECA Project

Maya Peasant Community Agricultural School for Regenerative and Agroforestry Techniques

Organization: Mixbaal Fondo para el Fomento de la Educación A.C.

The mission of the Mixbaal Education Fund (Mixbaal Fondo para el Fomento de la Educación, A.C.) consists of generating training and job opportunities for women and youth, with a view to encouraging community organizing and food sovereignty processes based on the recovery of local knowledge and regenerative agriculture.

Location: Sotuta, Yucatán
Country: Mexico
Other Organizations Involved: Cultiva Alternativas de Regeneración; Boox Luum Agricultura Regenerativa; Mexican Civil Council for Sustainable Forestry (CCMSS).

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Background

In response to the economic crisis, which the pandemic aggravated, a group of Mayan women from Sotuta, Yucatán, created the Solares Huertas Agroforestales (Agroforestry Gardens) project. Proposing to revive traditional farming on their plots, they obtained the resources needed for subsistence food production. They also formed a cooperative of women producers, which now owns a food processing center for processing and commercializing surplus production. However, to sustain their efforts and scale up production, they must develop an effective agroecological model adapted to their needs. Thus with the Community small farmers’ school for regenerative agriculture and Mayan agroforestry project, new employment and training opportunities will be created for youth, women and men. This will consolidate a system of collective organization that can create local sustainable projects as economic alternatives, which will allow families to cease depending on income earned as migrant laborers.

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