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Establecimiento de sistemas de gestión de riesgos  altamente expuestos a riesgos que afectan a la actividad agropecuaria en Bolivia

Establecimiento de sistemas de gestión de riesgos altamente expuestos a riesgos que afectan a la actividad agropecuaria en Bolivia

Full title of the project:

Establecimiento de sistemas de gestión de riesgos en las Prefecturas del Beni y Potosí y dieciséis municipios altamente expuestos a riesgos que afectan a la actividad agropecuaria

Target areas:

Beni and Potosí Departments.

Recipient:
Donor:
Contribution:
USD 309 601
Implementation:
15/09/2008-31/12/2009
Project code:
OSRO/BOL/802/ITA
Objective:

To contribute to risk management and risk reduction of disasters affecting agricultural activities.

Key partners:

National Defense Ministry, National Service of Meteorology and Hydrology, municipal governments and the governments of Beni and Potosí.

Beneficiaries reached:

100 000 individuals.

Activities implemented:
  •  Classified municipalities by assessing their differences in order to develop adequate response strategies.
  •  Developed a methodology for the design and implementation of the Agricultural Risk Management System (SGRA), including the elaboration of agricultural diagnostics for adverse natural phenomena.
  •  Implemented a number of workshops for the design of the SGRA, which were attended by 1 267 households.
  •  Strengthened Risk Management Centers in the Beni and Potsí Departments.
  •  Designed and institutionalized the SGRA.
  •  Published methodological guides, informative documents, interactive CDs and cartographic atlases that aided the training and distribution of information.
Impact:
  •  Increased capacity at the municipal and department level for the preparation, prevention and mitigation of the effects of natural disasters that pose risks to the agricultural sector.
  •  Improved knowledge of agricultural risk management and developed levels of alert for snow, ice, hail and floods.
  •  Strengthened preparedness and response to natural disasters which allows for early evacuation of livestock, the collection of plant material and seeds and the collection of food in a timely manner.