This law intends to promote planning and organisation of agricultural and animal industry activities, their industrialisation and marketing, related goods and services, and all those actions that elevate the standard of living of the Mexican rural population. The law includes forestry within the definition of agriculture and livestock activities. It allows for sustainable use of resources in order to integrate and diversify productive processes, create jobs, add value to raw materials, reverse natural resource losses, produce goods and environmental services, protect biodiversity and landscape, respect culture, traditions and practices of local populations and prevent disasters. It considers supporting payments for environmental services (PES) systems as a measure to enhance sustainable rural development. It mandates the creation of the Interministerial Rural Sustainable Development Commission (Comisión Intersecretarial de Desarrollo Rural Sustentable; CIDRS), that facilitates horizontal collaboration among ministries to develop rural development public policy.