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Guinea pigs – small livestock with big potential

The right to food sovereignty is a part of the Plurinational State of Bolivia’s constitution, but what does this actually mean for family farmers? The truth is that many people in rural areas are far from having access to adequate food and nutrition, with 37% of children under five reported to be suffering from stunting caused by malnutrition. Amongst the institutions and initiatives that aim to improve food security and sovereignty, the cuy (or guinea pig) project stands out for the inroads it has made towards improving food and nutrition at the family level.

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Volume: 30.4
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ISSN: 2210-6499
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Publisher: ILEIA, Center for Learning on Sustainable Agriculture
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Author: Eduardo Lopez Rosse A.
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Organization: ILEIA, Center for Learning on Sustainable Agriculture
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Year: 2014
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Country/ies: Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
Geographical coverage: Latin America and the Caribbean
Type: Case study
Content language: English
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