Teposcolula is an impressive community in terms of architectural, cultural and ancestral Mixtec traditions. The community has one of the most interesting ex-convents of the Valley of Oaxaca, which is considered one of its most impressive architectural creations of the 16th century. Teposcolula is also highly recognized for its gastronomic culture, which in combination with their productive projects, illustrates the importance of the natural basis for community-based sustainable development, and the importance of the provision of environmental services for social and cultural development.
A long history of ecosystem services exploitation dating back from before the arrival of the Spaniards. With the conquest, the use of natural resources changed dramatically and local communities have focused on tourism and local products commercialization. The historical and gastronomic vestiges contribute to better understand the historical changes in the provision of ecosystem services.
Local agricultural and cattle producers and providers of tourist services. Local authorities.
Implemented/current solutions or actions taken
Productive projects have been implemented based on the scheme of Social Economy as a solid tool to achieve sustainable development.
Number of Participants
7:00-9:00 Arrival to Teposcolula
9:00-10:00 San Pedro y San Pablo Teposcolula (Visit to the sheep management and commercialization projects)
10:30-12:00 Visit to the project of traditional dairy production.
12:00-13:30 Traditional Oaxaca gastronomy: Production and conservation of traditional gastronomy lead by youth community members.
14:00-17:30 Visit to the San Pedro y San Pablo Teposcolula ex-Convent
19:30 Return to Oaxaca City
Fieldtrip offered by the regional office of the National Institute of the Social Economy (INAES).