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Frau in Bäckerei in Bolivien


1 current projects
0.02 m. € funding in 2018
<5,000 people reached in 2018

Bolivia boasts one of South America’s strongest economic growth rates. Between 2006 and 2015, the country achieved an average growth rate of over 5%. The so-called developing country has since been re-designated by the World Bank as a “low middle income country.” However, the indigenous community and smallholders are hardly profiting from the boom. Foreign investors buy up more and more land, exploit natural resources and cultivate large areas with agricultural products for export. The rural population cannot contend with this kind of competition. The UN guidelines for increased fairness set by the World Food Council could give Bolivia a chance: Under international law, they regulate fair access to natural resources and address the regulation of land investment. Correctly applied, they will secure the smallholders’ right to food in the long term.

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Strengthening Smallholders’ Land Rights

In Peru and Bolivia, more and more large companies are competing with smallholders and indigenous communities for land.

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Rank in Global Hunger Index
#65 of 119 countries
GHI value 2018 for Bolivia
extremely alarming> 50 low< 9.9

Global Hunger Index (GHI) of Welthungerhilfe and partner calculates the nutritional situation of a country once a year. The lower the GHI value, the better the rank and the better the situation.

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10.89 million population (2018)
3,7% child mortality (2018)
19,8% of the population is undernourished.
Global Hunger Index
-1,6 Score (21.8 in 2010)
30.3 2000
27.1 2005
21.8 2010
16.7 2018

Publications about Bolivia

Fact Sheet 4: Food Security Standard performs on plantations in Bolivia

The Food Security Standard (FSS) was tested as a part of the sustainability certification of a group of sugar cane plantations in Bolivia. This Fact...

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