IRI Colombia supports the development of environmental and pastoral action plans in 14 departments

IRI Colombia completed and expanded the formulation of 14 environmental and pastoral action plans focused on the departments where it operates local chapters. The expansion process was based on inputs obtained in workshops on climate change adaptation and mitigation that were part of a comprehensive series of trainings and workshops focused on developing the capacities and competencies of local chapters. The plans include: (i) actions such as the development environmental regulation manuals, environmental training campaigns in rural areas, school environmental training programs, and training on alternative sustainable agricultural and livestock production models; (ii) actions focused on the reforestation and restoration of degraded forest areas and small watersheds, including the creation of tree nurseries and the development of an ecotourism enterprise that generates resources for the population to finance the reforestation of degraded areas; and (iii) actions to control and prevent deforestation and pollution.