Multipurpose silvopastoral systems and family farming
In the Peruvian and Colombian Amazon, most of the rural population is engaged in agriculture, which includes cattle farming as a mainly family activity. Livestock farming has generated low sustainability in land use, mainly due to deforestation of forests for pasture. Livestock production is responsible for 80% of deforestation in the Amazon region and is responsible for the release of 340 million tons of atmospheric carbon each year, equivalent to 3.4% of current global emissions. This demonstrates the need to take action and promote sustainable land use practices such as silvopastoral systems to improve productivity and prevent the advance of deforestation in this region. The project will implement and monitor Multipurpose Silvopastoral Systems (MPSS) that generate information to design and propose incentive systems. In addition, a regional innovation platform will be developed for the promotion of silvopastoral practices in family farming that will reduce the environmental impact of livestock farming as a climate change adaptation and mitigation strategy, improving milk production and the profitability of the farmers.
The technological solution
Multipurpose Silvopastoral Systems (MPSS) that generate alternative uses and functions of trees or shrubs, such as forage, seed or fruit production, wood, provision of shade for livestock or as a soil enhancer.
- Develop a virtual innovation platform for the implementation of MPSS.
- Implement 40 silvopastoral modules in the Peruvian and Colombian Amazon.
- Increase the productivity and profitability of traditional silvopastoral systems by 15%.
- Increase the environmental sustainability of MPSS by 10% compared to traditional systems.
Livestock producers from the Peruvian and Colombian Amazon.
Sustainable Development Goals
- Corporación Colombiana de Investigación Agropecuaria (AGROSAVIA) - Colombia
- Instituto Nacional de Innovación Agraria (INIA) - Perú
- Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina (UNALM) - Perú
- International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) - Colombia