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Rehabilitation of the 2006/2007 natural disasters and preparedness for future events in Bolivia

Rehabilitation of the 2006/2007 natural disasters and preparedness for future events in Bolivia

Full title of the project:

Rehabilitation of the 2006/2007 natural disasters and preparedness for future events in Bolivia

Target areas:

La Paz and Santa Cruz Departments.

Recipient:
Donor:
Contribution:
USD 1 064 342
Implementation:
31/08/2007-31/03/2009
Project code:
OSRO/BOL/703/ITA
Objective:

To improve the food security of disaster-affected households and develop a pilot system for risk reduction and response to agricultural disasters.

Key partners:

National Defense and Agriculture Ministries, municipal governments and the governments of Santa Cruz y la Paz.

Beneficiaries reached:

6 299 households.

Activities implemented:
  • Distributed 813 464 kg of potato seed, 45 540 broadbean seed, 19 600 kg of maize seed as well as fertilizers.
  • Organized training workshops on the correct use of the distributed inputs.
  • Designed the agricultural risk management system and approved by the local authorities.
Impact:
  • Planted approximately 776 ha of potatoes, 182 ha of broadbeans and 852 ha of maize.
  • Harvest an estimated 6 780 549 kg of potatoes, 546 480 kg of beans and 2 045 217 kg of maize.
  • Increased food availability, improving consumption, sale and better quality seeds.
  • Provided higher returns through generating income from the sale of surplus production.
  • Facilitated mapping, through the risk management system, increasing management of agricultural risks and disasters (including the prevention and increased preparedness for agriculture-related risk management).