Action in the south / Latin America
FAMILY FARMING IN BOLIVIA
Despite strong economic growth, Bolivia remains one of the poorest countries in South America. Poverty is concentrated in rural areas and particularly affects women. About 20% of the population is still undernourished.
The current development model is based on the extraction of primary resources with a significant environmental impact. The State is the central actor in the economy but invests little in family farming. Agricultural production favours stronger exports rather than local and sustainable production that would ensure food security for the population.
THE WORK OF SOS FAIM IN BOLIVIA
Since the end of the 1990s, SOS Faim has been supporting family farming and handicrafts in Bolivia in order to combat poverty and food insecurity in rural areas.
SOS Faim supports farmers’ organisations and microfinance institutions by strengthening their advocacy and financial services as well as their advisory, processing and marketing activities in favour of family farms.
1RURAL FINANCE INSTITUTION