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Livestock refuge mounds to strengthen resilience against natural hazards in Bolivia

Protecting livestock and agricultural production during floods and droughts

In Bolivia, seasonal flooding is common in the lowland and low slope (1 percent) department of Beni, where some of the most important rivers converge. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) identified the important practice of livestock refuge mounds to prevent disasters in tropical lowland areas. Livestock refuge mounds are used to protect livestock and safeguard agricultural products in times of floods as well as droughts. Currently, livestock refuge mounds are used in 11 highly vulnerable communities of Beni.

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