Cooperativa AMBIO

Since 1998

Cooperativa AMBIO

About us

The AMBIO Cooperative promotes sustainable rural development in a comprehensive and harmonious manner in terms of gender, culture and socioeconomic levels within the communities in various areas of the Mexican southeast.

For over 20 years, AMBIO has successfully promoted sustainable land-use practices among smallholder farmers in marginalised communities in Chiapas and Oaxaca. Our approach is based on close collaboration with the communities where we work, and the subsequent implementation of capacity building programs to best address their needs. AMBIO also collaborates with partners in academia, government agencies, as well as national and international aid organizations in order to coordinate interventions and effectively promote climate change mitigation and adaptation activities.

AMBIO is a nationally and internationally recognized organization as a reference for the design and implementation of projects for the sustainable management of natural resources. As part of its activities, AMBIO strengthens the local capacities of producers in rural communities for mitigation and adaptation to climate change in southeastern Mexico.


AMBIO's mission is to contribute to the good management of forest and related resources, mitigate climate change and strengthen groups, communities and rural organizations in Mexico.


To be a leading organization in the design and implementation of projects for sustainable management of natural resources that strengthen local capacities for mitigation and adaptation to climate change in Mexico.

Meet the Board

Elsa Esquivel Bazán
Board of Directors

Ing. en Agroecología – Universidad Autónoma Chapingo
M.C. in Environment and Integrated Development CIIEMAD - IPN
Specialist in agroecology and ecosystem services, mitigation and adaptation to climate change and REDD + Specialization in Politics and Energy Management and Medioamebiental of FLACSO-Mexico
Participant of the Regenera Initiative

Sotero Quechulpa Montalvo

Agronomist Fitotecnista Engineer - Universidad Autónoma Chapingo
Specialist in Ecosystem Services (carbon capture) and Community Planning

José Guillermo O. Jiménez Ferrer

Agronomist Engineer from the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana
Master in Tropical Livestock by the Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center (CATIE)
PhD in Nutrition of Ruminants of the Autonomous University of Yucatan FMVZ
Specialty in Silvopastoral Systems and Ecosystem Services
Technical Consultant of CONACYT
Expert in Rural Development and Implementation of Projects in Indigenous Areas

Teresa Ramos Maza

Bachelor in Economics – Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Master in Social Anthropology - Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana
PhD in Anthropological Sciences – Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana
Specialist in Development and Gender

Let's work on mitigating climate change

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Volunteer and Internship Opportunities

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