Pacú fish production in three indigenous communities of Beni



The population participating in the project has a high degree of vulnerability linked to their low socioeconomic status and 80% belonging to various indigenous ethnic groups (Mojeños, Itonamas, Cayubabas, Movimas …) who suffer double discrimination and triple in this case. of being a woman. In addition, they present problems due to the high degree of malnutrition, mainly in boys and girls, as well as high morbidity and mortality rates, with predominance of acute respiratory conditions.

Given the vulnerability of these families, in this project they try to reinforce in a special way the so-called DESC (Economic, Social and Cultural Rights) that speak of such basic issues for human dignity as food, health, housing, work , education and water. More specifically, the basic right to adequate food is to be guaranteed. And all this from an empowerment of the people themselves that allows them to live and organize autonomously, without dependencies and becoming aware of the right to equality between men and women.

With this project it will be possible to access fish meat for consumption by beneficiary families and thus improve their nutrition, guaranteeing the basic right to food, advancing the general objective of strengthening the food sovereignty of these communities.


Beni Department

Local Partner

Pastoral Social Cáritas Beni


General Objective: Reduction of the situation of vulnerability and poverty of the rural-indigenous communities of the Municipality of San Andrés through community strengthening, the improvement of their technical capacities and the implementation of sustainable productive initiatives.

Specific Objective: Improvement of the food sovereignty of three rural communities through sustainable fish production in Pacú.

Leading population

(32 women and 40 men).

Project duration



TAU, Ay. Zarautz (14.023€)


  • Socialization of the project and registration of beneficiaries.
  • Empowerment of community directives and formation of a Technical Operational Unit for the execution of the project.
  • Ratification and signing of liability agreements between the Cabildo, the population subject to the project and the Local Partner.
  • Elaboration of a socioeconomic baseline, a training plan for the subject population and a plan for the sustainable management of fish farming in Pacú.
    Execute the sustainable technical training plan for fish production of pacú with the subject population (72 people with a minimum of 32 women).
  • Acquire the tools and supplies necessary for the installation of fish farming.
  • Cleaning, lime filling and filling of the pools.
  • Planting, cultivation and slaughter of fish.
  • Harvest management, management and monitoring of the benefits of fish farming.
  • Technical advice, monitoring and constant evaluation by the Operational Unit of the project and the Local Partner.