One of the challenges to strengthen the forestry harvesting potential of Mexico's is the training of human resources that can follow up and accompany community forestry companies to contribute to the improvement, adaptation of management processes, production and commercialization of the products generated at fair prices. Under this perspective, three courses were carried out for the process of training forest managers, promoted by Rural Studies and Rural Advisory A.C., the Autonomous Metropolitan University Xochimilco, as well as, with the financial support of the Inter-American Foundation and Social Development Banamex.
The first course was focused on defining the different stages that conformed the production processes of forestry companies or related to the forestry sector. The second, it was oriented in learning a methodology for the identification of good business management practices. And the third course, was the visit of forest companies participating in the process, to carry out practices on what they learned.
Around ten forest companies and organizations participated in this formation (among them, the AMBIO Cooperative), or related to the forestry sector, from the states of Chihuahua, Guerrero, Veracruz, Oaxaca and Chiapas. As a result of this process, a learning network has been formed to help, with their experience and lessons learned, to visualize strategies and exchange experiences, which are the basis to support the community forestry companies, as well as, the resolution of technical, social and marketing challenges.