A person holding chilli peppers in their hands.

Developing resilient rural areas

Agroecological and climate-resilient rural development (ProResiliente)

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  • Commissioning Party

    German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)

  • Cofinancier

    European Union (in preparation)

  • Country
  • Lead executing agency


  • Overall term

    2024 to 2027

  • Products and expertise

    Rural development


Bolivia’s rural population is severely affected by climate change: droughts, heavy rainfall and cold spells lead to crop losses, especially in the Andean valleys. Pesticide contamination, water shortages and infertile soil make the situation worse. Family farms must therefore make more use of the diversity of local crop varieties and gain access to markets for organic food.


The relevant actors in the agricultural and food system have developed rural areas by applying agroecological and climate-adapted approaches.

A farmer checks the maize she holds in her hands.© GIZ Bolivia


Through multi-stakeholder partnerships, the project promotes cross-sector cooperation between politics, the private sector and civil society to produce food in an agroecological way. It also assists producers of eight foodstuffs to better integrate into the organic market. These efforts are supported by trade partnerships between farmers, their organisations and food companies.

In addition, the project specifically trains women and young adults in agricultural matters so that they can make knowledge-based decisions and offer advice on climate-adapted agriculture. At the same time, it works with farmers to develop technologies for selected foodstuffs.

The switch to agroecological production requires appropriate green financing. The project therefore develops green loans and trains producers in entrepreneurial and financial principles.

Last update: March 2024

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