Report of Activities of the project: STUDYING THE USE OF MEZQUITE TO IMPROVE WELFARE OF COMMUNITIES IN ARID AND SEMI-ARID ZONES OF THE WORLD
Report, page 1.
Report, page 2.
Report, page 3.
Report, page 4.
With the help of the Mexican public, we have generated a compendium that we will provide to communities in the arid and semi-arid zones of the countries where we are working. The objective of this compendium is to encourage the sustainable (in Mexico) and holistic use of the mezquite, rescue the knowledge of encourage its use by rural and indigenous communities for them to benefit from this resource, many times underappreciated or exploited to the point of extinction.
The first edition has been possible thanks to the contributions from the Mexican public and each one of its authors that generously sent in their recipes and write ups, from recipes to prepare food and drink to scientific contributions, without leaving behind poems and other uses such as furniture polish. We appreciate enormously your time and effort dedicated to sending this information.
(closes 30th April 2020)
The objective of this call is to promote the sustainable and holistic use of mezquite and its derivatives through the generation of a compendium that showcases the diverse uses both in food and in traditional medicine, artistic creations, animal feed, materials for construction and others. The compendium will be hold in the Mezquite Project website for communities to access it. Hard copies will be printed to reach these that do not have access to internet. With the above, it seeks to contribute to the sustainable development of families and communities in vulnerable situations that inhabit the various regions of the world where mezquite is produced, in addition to preserving and sustainably using the species.