INTEGRATED MANAGEMENT OF THE TERRITORY
From AMBIO's work, the relevance of the integrated management of the territory is identified as a mechanism that allows rational use of the production means, food, natural resources and social processes in rural communities.
The increase of population has caused an overexploitation of natural resources, causing a severe impact on ecosystems. The increase of population has also contributed to aggravating the effects generated by climate change in vulnerable populations, such as the increase in poverty, inequality and threats due to climate risks.
Sustainable development is relevant in terms of the conservation of natural resources. At AMBIO we believe that in order to work on the challenges presented for rural development, strategies must be approached from a multifactorial vision and with a comprehensive vision, which seeks to ensure the participation of all actors in the territory, accompanied by a process of social dialogue, so that the appropriation of the practices are achieved and developed in the long term.
AMBIO has worked for more than two decades with elements of integrated management of the territory, starting with the design of Planes Vivos (small-scale land use plans). In them, territorial, natural, social, political, economical and cultural elements are considered, under the approach of social participation in the design and structuring of the activities that will be carried out.
The work carried out at AMBIO contributes to compliance with international standards in favor of the environment, sustainable development and conservation.