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Bolivia

Agro-ecologie and climate  Juanita from Bolivia  

Opportunities for change

Together with our partners, we focus on promoting successful and sustainable food security models through policy influencing.

In the vast, inhospitable mountains and valleys of Bolivia, the indigenous rural population finds it difficult to improve their food security: malnourishment is commonplace because of the one-sided diet and the limited production opportunities. The erratic climate with unpredictable rain periods due to climate changes, does not make things any easier.

However, national legislation on the right to food and access to water has improved over the last decade. However, its implementation in practice is still lacking in many regions, so organised bottom-up pressure is needed to give additional impetus to the government. Strong farmers' organisations are the most important source of potential for progress.

Cono Sur

We focus our efforts entirely on the Cono Sur region of the Cochabamba department. This area has about 126,000 inhabitants spread over 12 municipalities. Together with three local partner organisations, we influence policy on the right to food and water.

For this we make use of five agro-ecological models for food security:

Diversification

The diversification of production through the creation of vegetable gardens and the rearing of small livestock.

Kitchens

Installing energy-efficient and more hygienic kitchens.

Irrigation

Higher yields through irrigation.

Irrigation for clean drinking water.

Certificate

Certification of agroecological products for different markets.

Processing

Processing own agricultural products for local selling.

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Foto genomen door Coen in Bolivia (2013)

José Luis Delgadillo, fieldworker Aynisuyu, partner Solidagro:

"Water is an important topic here in the villages. The need for it is great, which makes it interesting for farmers to get mobilized and do incredible work together".

Contact

Would you like more information or would you like to have a chat?

Contact Pascal via pascal.vandriessche@solidagro.be or call 03 777 20 15.

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