BOLIVIA PROGRAM

Access to local, healthy and diversified food

Context
The Altiplano is swept by strong and cold winds with an average daytime temperature between 15 and 20°C, but can reach 27°C. However, at night the mercury drops to just above zero degrees. Frosts occur almost every month and snow is frequent. The region is also plagued by problems of droughts and floods.

This difficult climate leads the inhabitants to have little diversified agricultural habits. Their diet, based mainly on the absorption of carbohydrates such as potatoes, rice, pasta as well as dried meat, cheese and eggs, weakens their health and puts them at risk of developing various problems such as diabetes. and high pressure. To deal with this situation, TSF carries out food production and processing actions as well as several awareness-raising activities on nutrition, but also on the effects of climate change.

Diversified food production
Given the wide variations in climate, greenhouse farming allows us to better control the elements. In collaboration with primary and secondary schools, residents benefit from these local and organic products directly in their community. Surpluses are also sold at community fairs.

The transformation that leads to inclusion Food processing units (UTANI) are set up to be able to process fruits and vegetables produced in greenhouses or accessible basic foodstuffs and increase the level of autonomy of communities.

In addition to promoting local consumption of high-quality products, this allows us to promote the economic integration of vulnerable people, in particular women from remote communities and people with disabilities.

OUR PRESENCE IN BOLIVIA