Sustainable Organic Agriculture in Chiapas, Mexico

by Econ & Social Development of Indigenous Mexicans
Nov 15, 2011

Workshops and Seeds Key to Successful Agriculture

Local agriculture is key to sustainable community development for this project and the area in Mexico where  education, organic agroecology, and native horticulture are brought together.

Through your donations, so many things have been accomplished this year: 41 communities participated in workshops, learning about soil conservation, local seeds, and organic fertilizer application so they can bring back techniques to their localities and promote agroecology.

Through collaboration with communities, they've built 67 productive agricultural plots that have produced an average of 800 kilos (1,765 lbs.) per hectare using the same techniques they teach in workshops. The maize grown on these plots actually revitalizes the soil that it’s grown in!

This project strengthens the community and the land, using production techniques that are truly sustainable.

Your donations make a make a huge impact where it counts!


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Organization Information

Econ & Social Development of Indigenous Mexicans

Location: San Cristobal d.l. Casas, Chiapas - Mexico
Website: http:/​/​​desmiac
Project Leader:
Gillian Wilson
IDEX Latin America Program Director
San Francisco, CA United States

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