Boosting food security/sovereignty with equal opportunities for migrant families in District 6 of Sucre

Bolivia

Background information

In 2019, the project “Boosting Food Security and Sovereignty with Equal Opportunities for Migrant Families from District 6 of the Sucre Municipality” began with funding from the Donostia City Council. It has benefitted 60 migrant families from 8 communities in the Sucre municipality, thus enabling them to exercise their right to food, foster nutritional food sovereignty and security with a gender perspective, develop an enhanced capability to cope with climate change and promote environmental sustainability.

 

The 60 families and communal authorities of the 8 communities who have benefitted from this project have requested that this project be expanded to an additional 20 migrant families to support their contributions to improving the clean production of vegetables for their internal consumption and surplus production for sale. This will enhance the nutritional quality of the food consumed by the migrant children and bolster their organizational capabilities, reduce production costs, promote the rights (Right to a life free of violence) of the District 6 association of women agricultural producers who work to clean vegetables, in order to increase their income levels and economic autonomy.

Location

Sucre

Local partner

TKPI (Tomás Katari Polytechnic Institute)

Goals

Overall Goal: Contribute to the effective exercise of the human right to nutritional food, with a focus on gender equality for migrant families in the Sucre municipality.

Specific Goal: Consolidate nutritional food security with a focus on sovereignty, gender equality and environmental sustainability for migrant families in the Sucre municipality.

Target population

80 migrant families (77 women and 3 men)

Project duration

Budget

Financing

TAU, Ay. Donosti (€48.477)

Activities:

  • Expanding training workshops for producers to enchance the clean production of vegetables and flowers, achieve more effective management, improve pest control, reduce disease and implement adaptation practices and enhance the capability to cope with the effects of climate change. 

  • Boosting the implementation, review and delivery of water harvesting and water drip and sprinkler irrigation systems as a tool for adapting to the consequences of climate change.

  • Designing community workshops for families in the nutritional food education program.

  • Increasing the installation of family filters.

  • Designing and implementing business plans, a marketing study and attaining a suitable market share for horticultural products, flowers, cooking and pastries.

  • Increasing the number of training workshops for migrant families to inform them on their rights:  Right to a life free of violence (RLFV), a culture of peace, and conflict resolution as an element of family planning.