Bolivia - Project started to improve production in rural communities

07 March 2019

(ANS - Cochabamba) – In recent weeks, the Spanish Salesian NGO "Solidaridad Don Bosco" has launched the project "Development of agricultural production in the rural communities of Cochabamba." Its goal is to increase the capacity for families to support themselves in the area so as to improve their living conditions.

The project takes place in Kami, Cochabamba, and aims to improve the living conditions of more than 200 people, including young people and the rural and Andean population in the area, and to integrate  families and rural communities that until now have lived according to an economic model of mere subsistence into a more developed productive system.

"Solidaridad Don Bosco" develops the project with the Salesian Planning and Development Office (OFPROBOL) and together with the "San José Obrero" center of Kami, which since 1980 has dealt with secondary education, vocational training and health care.

The project will contribute to improving farming, raising animals and fish production through the introduction of new potatoes and freshwater fish, especially trout, and to improve the quality of pig meat, both for the community's own consumption, as well as for retail sale. In addition, a producer association will be created to support the development of sales strategies and the development of a marketing plan to improve their competitiveness.

At the same time, the technical training of the workers of the Kami Salesian center in the field of agricultural machinery repair will be improved, so that families do not have to go to the city every time the machinery breaks down.

The 2-year project is supported by the Agency for International Development Cooperation of Extremadura.

"Solidaridad Don Bosco" is confident that the project will reduce poverty in the area and promote gender equality and women's emancipation through joint training.


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