Community-based Forestry Development Project in Southern States (Campeche, Chiapas and Oaxaca)


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Community-based Forestry Development Project in Southern States (Campeche, Chiapas and Oaxaca)

The Community-based Forestry Development Project's fully aligned with the country's forestry policy will improve the livelihoods and incomes of 18,000 extremely poor forest communities in Campeche, Chiapas and Oaxaca located in the southern states of Mexico. It will be implemented by Mexico's National Forestry Commission (CONAFOR).

Working together with the project beneficiaries, the project will strengthen the capacity of the communities to better manage their natural resources, enhance conservation practices such as promoting increase of vegetation cover and put in place mechanisms to cope with impact of climate change.

The project will:

  • provide training on management and sustainable use of forests and plants
  • strengthen community skills in organisation and planning
  • help create profitable and sustainable timber and non-timber activities for indigenous peoples communities, women and other vulnerable groups who have limited access to land
  • contribute to strengthen CONAFOR's capacities to reach poor families

Source: IFAD

Status: Closed
Approval Date
15 September 2009
2009 - 2016
Rural Development
Total Project Cost
US$ 18.53 million
IFAD Financing
US$ 5 million
Co-financiers (International)
Global Environmental Facility US$ 5 million
Co-financiers (Domestic)
Beneficiaries US$ 1.49 million
National Government US$ 7.04 million
Financing terms
Project ID
Project Contact
Joaquin Joaquin Lozano Aguirre

Project design reports

Project design reports

Informe final de diseño Region: Latin America and the Caribbean

Supervision and implementation support documents

Environmental and social impact assessment

Final environmental and social management framework

Interim (mid-term) review report

Resettlement action framework

PCR digest

Special study

Project list

Audit and Financial Statements

Project completion report




Impact Assessment: Community-based Forestry Development Project in Southern States (DECOFOS)

December 2018
Deforestation and unsustainable management practices have had a significant impact on the livelihoods of poor rural communities in the forest areas of Campeche, Chiapas and Oaxaca states in Mexico.