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Alternativa Agrícola Suchixtepec

Location
Ranchería Tres Cruces, San Miguel Suchixtepec, Oaxaca

Programme
Mexico Community Conservation programme
in partnership with WWF  
  
Romeo Salinas
Staff member  

Alternativa Agrícola Suchixtepec is the farming and local sale of rabbits. Rabbits are raised with agro-ecological fodder, using circular agriculture methods.

Alternativa Agrícola Suchixtepec (S.P.R. de R.I.) is an integrated organic farm, dedicated to the farming and local sale of rabbits. Rabbits are raised with agro-ecological fodder, using circular agriculture methods such as the use of compost made from the rabbits waste.

Alternativa Agrícola Suchixtepec is run by members of the Salinas family. It began as a tree nursery that grew pines and oaks for reforestation. Later, they cultivated fruit trees that are also used for agroforestry in the corn crops, alternating the milpa system and fruit plantations, both from the family and the community. Seeing the potential of farming rabbits and selling their products, the company decided to focus on this practice.


 
 

We want to reinforce several areas of our rabbit farming. We want to have better facilities for meat production, consolidate our market, and position our products in the regional, state, or national market. We always avoid excessive or industrial production, but look for local production, with rabbit meat of nutritional quality that does not harm the environment. (...) I want people to know that to produce they don't have to damage nature, that they become aware of the content, origin, and impact of their product.

Romeo Salinas, Staff member.