Family farming in Bolivia

Despite strong economic growth, poverty remains concentrated in rural areas and affects women in particular. A recent study by the ‘Programa de Coordinación en Salud Integral’ (PROCOSI) shows that 20% of children under the age of five suffer from chronic malnutrition.

The current development model is based on primary resource extraction, which has major environmental impact. The State is the central stakeholder in the economy but invests little in family farming. Agricultural production focuses on stronger exports rather than on local and sustainable production that would ensure the population’s food security.


SOS Faim’s action in Bolivia

SOS Faim has supported family farming and crafts in Bolivia since the late 1990s in order to fight rural poverty and food insecurity. SOS Faim supports farmers’ organisations and microfinance institutions by strengthening their advocacy and financial, advisory, processing and marketing services for family farms.

SOS Faim supports nine local partners

This support benefits 95,401 rural families

SOS Faim invested €598,954 in 2014 to fight hunger in Bolivia

Our partners in Bolivia


Microfinance institutions

  • FINDEPRO Asociación de Entidades financieras de productores
  • FINCAFE – Servicios Financieros Cafetaleros
  • FONDOECAS – Fondo de Fortalecimiento económico para las Oecas (Organizaciones Económicas Campesinas)

Farmers’ organisations

  • Coffee : FECAFEB – Federación de Caficultores exportadores de Bolivia
  • Crafts : RED OEPAIC – Red de organizaciones económicas de productores artesanos con identidad cultural
  • Organic farming : AOPEB – Asociación de Organizaciones de Productores Ecológicos de Bolivia

Support NGOs

  • LIDEMA – Liga de Defensa del Medio Ambiente