Family fish farming improves quality of life in the Bolivian Amazon

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dc.contributor.author Rainville, Tiffanie
dc.contributor.author Abastoflor Sauma, Widen
dc.contributor.author Macnaughton, Alison
dc.contributor.author Van Damme, Paul
dc.contributor.author Carolsfeld, Joachim
dc.contributor.author Céspedes, Álvaro
dc.date.accessioned 2015-02-09T17:08:16Z
dc.date.available 2015-02-09T17:08:16Z
dc.date.issued 2014-11
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10625/53660
dc.description French version available in IDRC Digital Library: Pisciculture familiale améliore la qualité de vie en Amazonie bolivienne en
dc.description Spanish version available in IDRC Digital Library: Piscicultura familiar mejora la calidad de vida en la Amazonía Boliviana en
dc.description.abstract In the Municipality of Yapacani (a subtropical region in Bolivia) approximately 4,000 rural families live in poverty, mainly due to extreme dependence on single crop rice farming, which is highly vulnerable to changes in the weather and market conditions. The Peces Para la Vida (PPV) project introduced technology for polyculture (integrated, multispecies fish farming), with an emphasis on leadership by women, who have tripled their families’ incomes through fish farming. This successful model centers on family-based productive business units and promotes multi-stakeholder partnerships, which in turn has contributed significantly to local nutrition, and the development of the national fishery sector. en
dc.format Text en
dc.format.extent 1 digital file (4 p. : ill.) en
dc.format.mimetype Application/pdf
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher WRENmedia en
dc.relation.ispartof Stories of change en
dc.relation.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10625/53661
dc.relation.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10625/53662
dc.subject LOCAL FOOD SYSTEMS en
dc.subject AQUACULTURE en
dc.subject BOLIVIA en
dc.subject FISHERIES en
dc.subject SOUTH AMERICA en
dc.subject RURAL POVERTY en
dc.subject INCOME en
dc.subject POVERTY ALLEVIATION en
dc.subject NUTRITION en
dc.subject POLYCULTURE en
dc.title Family fish farming improves quality of life in the Bolivian Amazon en
dc.type Policy Brief en
idrc.project.number 106524
idrc.project.componentnumber 106524001
idrc.project.title Food Security, Fisheries and Aquaculture in the Bolivian Amazon (CIFSRF) en
idrc.dspace.access Open Access en
idrc.rims.adhocgroup IDRC SUPPORTED en
idrc.recordsserver.bcsnumber IC01-595-86


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