Webinar - The Importance of NTFPS in Mexico and Their Potential for the Bioeconomy
June 15, 2022
10:30 a.m. ET / 1430 UTC
A Presentation by María Teresa Pulido Silva
Part of the “Unlocking the Bioeconomy for Nontimber Forest Products” webinar series.
Mexico has the fourth richest flora on the planet. But this multicultural country, where more than half of the territory is communal property, is facing major social, economic, and ecosystemic changes. In this context, nontimber forest products (NTFPs) have provided and must continue to provide a livelihood for many people in the country. In this presentation by María Teresa Pulido Silva, who combines ethnobotany and population ecology for the study of NTFPs, the monetary importance and legally traded volumes of NTFPs will be analyzed and three case studies representing a gradient of commercial importance will be discussed in depth. The contextual conditions that interfere with the transition towards a bioeconomy will also be examined. This presentation can enrich the understanding of some of the challenges faced throughout Latin America in relation to the bioeconomy.