Through technical training, leadership development and community organizing, this program helps 2,600 people in 25 Quechua villages become food self sufficient and conserve natural resources.
Irregular rainfall, erosion of steeply sloping land, and poor animal health reduces ability of indigenous Quecha speaking people living in remote mountainous area of Potosi, the poorest region of Bolivia, to feed themselves. Other problems include deforestation, overgrazing, lack of roads, water supply, markets, schools and other basic infrastructure. Seventy percent of the people are illiterate.
Training in leadership, planning, and agricultural management.
Improve food security and nutrition, peasant families will apply undertake soil and water conservation, agroforestry, organic manure, animal health, vegetable growing and testing new seed varieties.
This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).
About Bolivia and key development problems
Approach to food security and agriculture
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