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Mexico is an upper-middle-income country whose economy has grown steadily but much more slowly than that of other emerging-market countries. Mexico was hard hit by the global economic crisis because of its dependence on oil exports, trade with and remittances from the United States. Mexico‘s GDP actually fell by 6.5% in 2009, but it is expected to rebound and resume a steady but slow rate of growth.

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194,395,000 ha
18,133.7 USD
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Mexico: Community forestry boosts conservation, jobs, and social benefits

22 January 2020

More than 2,000 communal landholdings known as ejidos, and communities, have organized themselves to carry out sustainable management of forests in their territory. In states such as Oaxaca, Michoacán, Durango, Chihuahua and Quintana Roo there are examples of communities that have managed to…

Benefits of strengthening AGRIS in Europe and Central Asia highlighted in Moscow

27 June 2019

A regional workshop on “Strengthening the Accessibility and Visibility of Agricultural and Land Data through the Use of Semantics - AGRIS in Europe and Central Asia” was held by FAO in collaboration with the LandPortal Foundation (the Netherlands) in Moscow, 27-28 June 2019, hosted by the Central…

Indigenous land defender killed in Mexico days before referendum on controversial gas pipeline

23 February 2019

Indigenous Náhuatl land and water defender Samir Flores Soberanes was a vocal opponent of the "Proyecto Integral Morelos" (the integral project for Morelos) in Mexico. The project includes the construction of the 160-kilometre Morelos Gas Pipeline that would start in the state of Tlaxcala and run…



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5 Lessons for Securing Women’s Collective Land Rights

5 Lessons for Securing Women’s Collective Land Rights

11 February 2021

The ability to own land and access natural resources allows women to secure food for their families, increase their agricultural productivity and livelihoods, and help drive local economies. Land rights empower women to have a say in matters that affect their lives, families and communities —…