AMBIO Cooperative

Since 1998

AMBIO Cooperative

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.

Through the rational management of natural resources, the capacities of local producers and organizations are strengthened. AMBIO, in its function of fulfilling its objectives, collaborates with multiple actors from academic institutions, government agencies, credit institutions, associations and civil societies, and national and international non-governmental organizations.

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

Agroecology Engineer by 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

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

Miguel Ángel Castillo Santiago

Forestal engineer – Universidad Autónoma Chapingo
M.C. in Statistics - College of Postgraduates in Agricultural Sciences
PhD in Biological Sciences - Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Specialist in geographic analysis and carbon models

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

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