Bolivia Bolivia North Potosí


$59,250 needed of $120,000

Implementing Organization

Mennonite Central Committee (MCC)

Program Summary

This program works with indigenous farming families in the North Potosí region of Bolivia on sustainable agriculture practices responding to the impact of climate change in order to increase yield and overall food security for participating families. The main objective is to ensure that the families participating in the program are resilient to the effects of climate change and improve the availability, access, and use (nutritional quality) of food with agroecological plots. With improved agricultural production, families will have less need to send men and boys to mining regions and cities to look for work. This will allow an increase in commitment in the community, the family, and in agricultural activities in the region. The increase in the production of crops will generate additional income for families to cover other needs. Key activities include providing education and training for indigenous leaders to be promoters of the implementation of adaptation and mitigation actions for the effects of climate change. Activities also include providing technical assistance and training to producing families around water management techniques, water harvesting for irrigation, agroforestry plots for diversified production, improved use of natural resources (soil, water, seeds) to guarantee crop production and ensure that families have timely access to food, recovery and conservation of native seeds, improved access to seeds for farmers, and advocacy for the participation of municipal authorities in the implementation of the program.

Abel's Story - Bolivia North Potosí