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Promoción de la gestión del riesgo climático y reducción de la vulnerabilidad en Bolivia

Promoción de la gestión del riesgo climático y reducción de la vulnerabilidad en Bolivia

Full title of the project:

Promoción de la gestión del riesgo climático y reducción de la vulnerabilidad para fortalecer la producción agrícola sostenible en regiones seleccionadas de Bolivia

Target areas:

Departments of Beni, Potosí, Santa Cruz and Chuquisaca

Recipient:
Donor:
Contribution:
USD 1 400 561
Implementation:
24/12/2009-23/05/2011
Project code:
OSRO/BOL/902/ITA
Objective:

To contribute to the sustainable development of Bolivia through strengthening climate-related disaster risk management and climate change adaptation, in line with national priorities for disaster risk management.

Key partners:

Government entities, institutions and technical support organizations.

Beneficiaries reached:

7 068 vulnerable families.

Activities implemented:
  • Installed new equipment and monitoring systems in collaboration with the National Meteorology and Hydrology Service to improve early warning systems in nine meteorological stations.
  • Trained supervisors from the municipal Risk Management Units on early warning systems.
  • Established 16 Risk Management Units at community level.
  • Supported agricultural practices, taking into account local customs, traditions and ancestral knowledge to succeed in improving local capacities.
  • Distributed agricultural seeds (potato, quinoa, broad bean, rice, maize, kidney bean), cassava cuttings, good quality forage seed for the short growing season, veterinary supplies as well as communication and dissemination equipment for the early warning systems.
  • Built pens to protect ewes and female llamas, as well as their young, from adverse weather conditions and predators.
  • Constructed small water catchments as water harvesting systems.
Impact:
  • Supported the sustainable management of agriculture and livestock, promoting practices that increased production and food security.
  • Reduced climate change vulnerability through the establishment of basic infrastructure, including farms and homes.
  • Reduced household risk to food insecurity.