The UK is tackling deforestation in the Mexican state of Chiapas.
This state has reportedly lost more than 570,000 hectares of rainforest in the last two decades to deforestation – with farming the key reason behind the decline.
Part of the UK pact with Mexico will see locals taught how to farm sustainably – with business skills also improved through a different education programme.
Resin is the main element produced in the local area – and specific cultivation programmes focused on the tree sap are part of the collaboration.
Alonso B, a local resin producer, said: “I have been producing resin for three years. At the beginning, I had enough production to fill four buckets. Now, thanks to the training I have received, I am producing 14 of them.”
Changing farming techniques has been considered critical to maintaining the ecosystem and stopping the decline of forestry.