Sustainable livestock management systems recovers existing livestock farms´ environmental health. These systems give producers better and permanent yields in the medium and long term, thus avoiding new areas of forests and jungles being dismantled for the establishment of pastures.


The conversion of traditional livestock systems to silvopastoral ones takes form with improved land management practices and includes the following elements:

  • Pasture subdivision using fences and fruit-tree or shrub corridors. These re-integrate moisture into the soil, sequester carbon, harbor biodiversity, as well as providing the ranchers with sustainable marketable products (such as wood or fruits) in the medium and long term.
  • Planting high-protein pastures and forage. In addition to sequestering carbon and producing oxygen, these allow for better livestock nutrition, which leads to increased productivity.

These systems recover the pastures environmental health, and with it, their ability to generate environmental services and provide  ranchers with better and permanent medium and long term yields. This in turn discourages further forest and jungle clearing for the establishment of new pastures.


These photographs show our silvopastoral systems at work in the Los Tuxtlas Biosphere Reserve, as part of the Gulf of Mexico Coastal Plain Environmental Restoration project.