Family Farming Knowledge Platform

Sustainable and Community Family Farming (SCFF) in Bolivia plays a crucial role to achieve food security with sovereignty, strengthen the rural economy and reduce rural poverty in the country. According to the National Institute of Statistics more than 80% of agricultural and forestry in the country are family, which shows that the vast majority of food that Bolivians consume come from this mode of production and way of life; creating jobs and promoting local development. The new constitutional jurisdiction of the State and the changes in the legal framework, The Law 338 of Economic Organizations Peasant, Indigenous and Native (OECAS called in Spanish) and Community Economic Organizations (OECOM called in Spanish) for the integration of sustainable family farming and food sovereignty, and recent public policies implemented in the country are related to the strengthening of the SCFF at establishing public goods and services aimed at this activity to its full potential.


The SCFF has a strong social base in economic organizations and rural communities these being essential for local economies and sustainable and inclusive agricultural production, so it becomes the mainstay of food supply, complemented with other types of agriculture and forms production in the country.

Bolivia is in the process of developing mechanisms to achieve "localize" a series of public policies in favor of family farming, to ensure that goods and services offered on regulations efficiently reach farmers in communities. One of the main strategies for the visualization and quantitative revaluation of the AFSC in Bolivia is the National Register of Producers (RUNPA) as a key instrument to concretize public policies and strengthen through differentiated actions to OECOM, OECAS and other family farmers in the country.