On December 10 the Azuero Earth Project hosted a Guest Lecture entitled Trees and Cattle: They can live together!
Nearly thirty attendees gathered on the Azuero Resource Center patio to hear a lectured presented by the Association of Cattle and Agrosilvopastoral Producers of Pedasi, APASPE. For the past year APASPE has been implementing a revolutionary project to diversify the forage species that they use to feed their cattle and to reforest key parts of their farms.
The presentation included an overview of environmental challenges in the region, the aims of APASPE’s projects, and was followed by a visit to a nearby silvopastoral demonstration farm. The farm’s owner, Clímaco Barrios, explained how the Intensive Silvopastoral System (ISS) was established and shared plans for its management.