The food security project addresses the climate change effect in Micani, rural Bolivia, by relying on two methods: First, the implementation of micro-irrigation systems and greenhouses to contribute to healthy and stable nutrition supply, and secondly, through workshops in which the population learns to apply sustainable agricultural practices independently. This will help to provide village schools, farmers and their families in Micani with permanent access to healthy food.
Climate change poses unprecedented challenges to agriculture with devastating consequences for food security worldwide. In Micani, long periods of drought, sudden heavy rains and crop failures are already leading to precarious food situations and rural exodus. Therefore we want to lay the foundation for resilient food systems and sustainable agriculture with our "Food Security" project - in order to maintain the livelihood of the Bolivian rural population in the future.
With your support, we can build solar tents that reduce the risk of frost damage to vegetables in these communities. In addition, families are financially supported to build or expand the infrastructure of their family garden. Additionally to the technical interventions, all families participating in the project will gain basic knowledge about balanced nutrition and sustainable agriculture.
While equipping the school gardens with the micro-irrigation systems and building the solar tents is a short-term task, the long-term impact of the project lies in a change towards a sustainable agriculture. As climate change, rural migration and economic pressures increasingly reach even the most remote areas, this is an important intervention to ensure food security and well-being for Micani's population.