Strengthening the Management and Sustainable Management of common natural assets to reduce the risks of climate change for food security in Pocoata, Phase II



The municipality of Pocoata, according to the INE Census, presents its unsatisfied basic needs in 91.6%, with the HDI low of 0.329, which clearly shows the serious deterioration of the human resource, mainly of boys and girls under 5 years of age, women in gestation and of childbearing age, having food insecurity as one of the main causes, where the quality of their food does not meet the minimum recommended requirements; their average per capita income is $ 219 / year / family. The food of these peasant families depends on 90% of their local production, which is insufficient due to the gradual deterioration of their natural resources due to the irrational exploitation of peasant families, due to the effects of climate change, which causes a drop agricultural production.


Pocoata Municipality, Potosí / Chayanta Province, Bolivia.

Local Partner

IPTK (Tomás Katari Polytechnic Institute)


General objective: Contribute to sustainable development and decrease the situation of poverty and social exclusion of the rural population of the municipality of Pocoata. Specific objective: Develop resilient alternatives to life in the face of climate change and preservation of the environment in poor communities in the municipality of Pocoata, with equal opportunities, rights and environmental sustainability.

Leading population

220 direct families (217 women and 210 men), 20 municipal and union authorities, and 230 families indirectly (227 women and 222 men).

Project duration



TAU, Government of Navarra (€ 89,983.43), Ay. Irun (€ 11,439.63)


  • Production of crops, vegetables and fruit trees with agroecological technology.
  • Management of sheep and laying hens.
  • Diagnosis on the economy of care and socialization workshops.
  • Training workshops for indigenous producers in risk management, mitigation measures and adaptation to the effects of climate change.
  • Mitigation and adaptation practices to the effects of climate change (reservoirs, kitchens, nurseries and family filters).
  • Preparation of community and family risk management plans.
  • Communal nutritional food practices.
  • Exchange of experiences
  • Training workshops for women and men in Leadership.
  • Permanent technical advice to rural social organizations.
  • Generation of permanent spaces for dialogue and analysis on the impacts of climate change on health, agricultural production, and risk management with participation and relationships between local actors.
  • Preparation of proposals on climate change and risk management.
  • Dissemination of jingles, radio spots on climate change, risk management, life alternatives, the environment, food security and rights.
  • Preparation and printing of written publication material on alternative life models, impacts of climate change.
  • Participation in radio microprograms.