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Gov't Supports Grazing Project to Mitigate Drought

05 March 2012

MEXICO - To contribute to the restoration and conservation of rangelands in the states affected by drought, the federal government has allocated 562 million pesos to a strategic grazing project for 2012, which was launched to support producers and improve silvopastoral practices.

The budget will provide 285,000 units to support livestock production while it will also help restore and conserve the natural vocation of land and improved silvopastoral practices, said Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food (SAGARPA).

This strategic project is aimed at the restoration, rehabilitation, rational management and conservation of natural resources in the affected livestock production units, where the target population are farmers engaged in rearing cattle.

The states supported by this programme are: Chihuahua, Coahuila, Durango, San Luis Potosi, Aguascalientes, Guanajuato, Hidalgo, Jalisco, Mexico, Michoacan, Nayarit, Nuevo Leon, Queretaro, Sinaloa, Sonora, Tamaulipas, Veracruz, Yucatan and Zacatecas.

Since September 30, 2011, the Federal Administration, through the SAGARPA, launched the Project to Support Emerging Adjusting Stocking Grazing supporting farmers affected by drought.

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