As part of the follow-up work carried out in 7 community nurseries in the Sierra Madre region, more than 200,000 coffee plants, tropical and temperate trees (Pinus oocarpa) were established. With the objective that these will be planted in 2023, in different agroforestry and forest restoration systems of temperate climate, in at least 5 locations.
Although the establishment of community nurseries implies a greater effort to accompany the diverse work groups, it is considered widely compensated for providing benefits for local people and contributing to the Cooperative objectives. Among these benefits, it stands out that they generate sources of employment; they cohere and strengthen the unity of the work groups, being spaces for coexistence and planning; they give the opportunity to train more interested parties to replicate actions; they facilitate technical follow-up and the strengthening of local capacities for seed collection and nursery management; as well as, they reduce the production and transportation costs of the plants.
The establishment of community nurseries is part of the actions that AMBIO promotes in various locations in the Sierra Madre, specifically in the municipalities of Villa Corzo and Pijijiapan, with the support of institutions such as the Conservation International and the Mexican Fund for the Conservation of Nature.