Tropical forests and their great potential
26 junio, 2018
The International Day for the Preservation of Tropical Forests is celebrated on June 26th. Since 1999, it was established by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), with the aim of promoting sustainable and environmentally friendly actions through the proper management of forests and their resources.
Tropical forests are extremely important complex ecosystems that cover about 25% of the planet’s surface and are home to about 70% of the world’s diversity. Proper management of tropical forests is essential to ensure their long-term productivity, maintain their forest richness (timber and non-timber), and conserve their flora, fauna, water, oxygen and carbon sequestration.
At Reforestamos, we promote the Agency for Forestry Business Development (ADEF) of the Yucatan Peninsula, which was created in 2013 with the objective of sharing a model of human development and entrepreneurship that can be replicated by civil society organizations and government to create more and better forestry companies. This could attract talent, investment and multiply the wealth in the region, the forests could be sustainable and rich in all aspects.
- Business incubator and accelerator: 6 consolidated companies among which are the food processing company of “El Ramón”, beekeepers, charcoal producers, chaya producers.
- Training of business trainers: young people who can be promoters of entrepreneurship to create better companies that are responsible, competitive and multiply wealth in the countryside.
- Promote the university entrepreneurial ecosystem in the Yucatan Peninsula through a network of business incubators, so that best practices can be multiplied.
Through these actions we put our hands to work in the preservation of our tropical forests, which, properly and sustainably managed, can be conserved and continue to provide the tangible and intangible benefits they provide to the region.