SEMINAR ON SUSTAINABLE CATTLE RAISING AND COORDINATION MEETING WITH CSOs IN COLOMBIA

23.08.2018

AIDER and CAATINGA, members of Drynet, attended the Third Seminar on Sustainable Cattle Raising in Florencia, Colombia, on June 7 and 8.  The event was organized by the Colombian CSOs Mision Verde Amazonia. It brought together experts in cattle raising from Latin American and the Caribbean (LAC), including practitioners, students and farmers. The purpose of the seminar was to share experiences and new approaches for sustainable production landscapes.

AIDER and Caatinga Florencia Workshop

Photo: CSO members at the ‘Third Seminar on Sustainable Cattle Raising in Florencia, Colombia.’ 

CAATINGA presented its experience working with farmers in Brazilian drylands, sharing its approach of “coexisting with the semiarid lands.” This aims to sensitize local communities on the importance of respecting the natural conditions of dryland ecosystems and how to sustainably manage them. The key discussions were around cattle raising and the conservation of biodiversity, recovery of degraded lands and the connection between local farmers and markets. The discussions reflected on the different perspectives of stakeholders linked to this productive activity at regional and global scale, which are influenced by the local context.

The agreements of the coordination meeting are strengthening communication within the LAC CSO constituency, which includes AIDER, CAATINGA, FARN and PROBIOMA, all current members of Drynet.

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