Annually, we facilitate several capacity building sessions under different topics to develop farmers, organized groups and youths in sustainable development and conservation. Farmers across the MGL have well established farms that are now model farms for others to learn about climate-smart farming techniques. Trio Farmers Cacao Growers Limited, with the help of Ya’axché has established Belize’s first agroforestry concession at Maya Mountain North Forest Reserve.
The MGL farmers are also generating sustainable income by marketing their farm products. Ya’axché has recently engaged agroforestry farmers into our citizenship science initiative, where the farmers with the help of our research and monitoring team help collect biodiversity data at their farms.