Participation of women in local economic development for food security with a focus on Rights in districts 6 and 7 of the municipality of Sucre



The beneficiary families are made up of peasant and migrant women who have high poverty rates, low HDI, unsatisfied basic needs, non-fulfillment of their most basic rights such as the Right to food, unbalanced nutrition and limited access to markets. Its average annual income reaches only 1,800 Bs / year (less than $ 1 a day). As their production is insufficient to cover basic needs, making it difficult for them to improve their production conditions on their own and individually.


Sucre Municipality, Chuquisaca Department, Bolivia

Local Partner

IPTK (Tomás Katari Polytechnic Institute)


General Objective: To contribute to the reduction of the situation of poverty and exclusion of the rural peasant population in the municipality of Sucre (districts 6 and 7) in the department of Chuquisaca.

Specific Objective: Contribute to improve food security, resilience to climate change and the enforcement of women’s rights in rural communities in districts 6 and 7 of the municipality of Sucre.

Leading population

(295 mujeres y 235 hombres); familias indirectas: 175

Project duration

(November 2017 to October 2020)



TAU, Government of Navarra (€ 588,131.49)


  • Meetings for planning activities in agroecological production at the community and family level.
  • Development of training workshops for producers in agricultural, horticultural and fruit production in a clean manner and mitigation and adaptation measures to the effects of climate change.
  • Mitigation and adaptation practices to the effects of climate change.
  • Application of agroecological technology for the production of traditional, alternative and diversified crops (vegetables and fruit trees).
  • Installation and operation of infrastructure for water harvesting (tanks, cisterns) for irrigation water that reduces the work overload of women.
  • Development of training workshops in maintenance of reservoirs, reservoirs and water tanks.
  • Preparation of the Diagnosis on the economy of care in food safety.
  • Development of training workshops and nutritional practices for women and men in nutritional food education-PEAN and healthy lifestyles, with a gender perspective.
  • Exchange of experiences.
  • Construction of firewood-saving stoves.
  • Advice on the conformation and legal operation of the productive economic organization of women in Sojta pata.
  • Development of technical training workshops in artisan production, transformation processes of agricultural products.
  • Development of training workshops for partners of producer organizations in management, micro business negotiation, leveraging of resources, Right to Food; Right to a life free of violence and New National Legislation (Productive Revolution Law, ACE School Complementary Food Law, OECAs Law –OECOM).
  • Technical assistance and equipment to the OECOMs in the production, transformation and commercialization of their agricultural and artisan products.
  • Support in the realization and participation in agricultural / artisan fairs.
  • Updating of educational material for leadership training
  • Call for training courses for women in Leadership.
  • Development of training workshops for women leaders.
  • Preparation of proposals for food security, right to food with gender equality; Right to a life free of violence and mitigation / adaptation measures against climate change.
  • nter-institutional coordination meetings.
  • Development of training-reflection workshops with local public and private actors around the Productive Revolution Law, OECAs Law –OECOM, Law 622, PNACE, Diagnosis of the ACE management system, social control and preparation of proposals.
  • Validation meetings and delivery of action plans in the coordination instances.
  • Support and follow up on project actions
  • Technical assistance to all project actions
  • Monitoring of project actions.