The Balsas Basin has some of the highest levels of poverty, social and economic lags and exposure to climate vulnerability in the country. The Project aims to promote a paradigm shift that transforms current agricultural and natural resource management practices. New models will be generated to improve the livelihoods of people living in poverty or extreme poverty and in degraded or marginalized areas. The project also aims to reduce GHG emissions while increasing the resilience of the people, ecosystems and production activities in the Basin.
Resilient Balsas Basin has three components.
Component1: Strengthening capacities for territorial governance, mitigation, and adaptation to climate change.
It will establish participatory mechanisms for local and micro-watershed planning, setting up social rules supporting the necessary conditions to promote territorial land-use governance adapted to the conditions of marginalization and climate change in the Basin.
Component2: Investment for the adaptive management of ecosystems, strengthening of productive systems and development of resilient value chains. It seeks to strengthen ecosystem services by increasing their capacity for resilience as well as the sustainability of the productive systems of small rural producers and indigenous and Afro-Mexican peoples, while enhancing market participation.
Component3: Development of the climate information system, knowledge management and SSTC, and monitoring and evaluation. It seeks to operationalize a climate information system and knowledge generation for decision-making and climate risk management in the Basin.