Sustainable Organic Agriculture in Chiapas, Mexico

by Econ & Social Development of Indigenous Mexicans
Oct 11, 2010

Great Strides Towrd Food Security

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Community members are diversifying their agricultural production by implementing agroecology techniques. By producing their own food, communities are making great strides toward food sovereignty. 

Greenhouses and training centers benefited from the installation of dry latrines, classrooms, kitchens, and 18 water purification filters. Improving these facilities helps communities learn best practices in agroecology.

By providing chicken wire to prevent patio animals from destroying orchards, 400 families were able to diversify their food production.

Building chicken coops out of hygienic materials in 6 communities decreased chicken mortality rates and increase production.

By donating to DESMI you are promoting sustainable agriculture and supporting income-generating projects for rural families.

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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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