Trees and Cattle: They can live together!

December 23rd, 2011

Attendees of the December 10 lecture

 

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.

Climaco Barrios of APASPE and Jacob Slusser from ELTI/Peace Corps at the demonstration farm

View the APASPE presentation in Spanish. To learn about ISS, visit the APASPE blog and for more information about this event, click here.

 

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