Scoping study sustainable land use Bolivia

The current Strategy for Sweden’s development cooperation with Bolivia 2016–2020, focuses on the following priorities:

1.     Strengthened democracy and gender equality, and greater respect for human rights

2.     A better environment, reduced climate impact and enhanced resilience to environmental impacts, climate change and natural disasters

3.     Better opportunities and tools to enable poor people to improve their living condition

For the next strategy period 2021-2025, Sida intends to strengthen its efforts to limit climate change effects, especially in Bolivia's lowlands. Such work will primarily focus on recovery following 2019 fire disasters and consider support to government institutions that may limit the scope of such events in the coming years. This work is about articulating possible alternatives to prevailing development model to a greater extent focused on ecologically sustainable production and sustainable forms for land use; an area that addresses both climate issues and biodiversity.

Strengthening both relevant government institutions, and CSOs active in this thematic area, and supporting dialogue between the two, is highlighted as an opportunity for Sweden to provide value addition.

Hence, the emphasis in the next strategy period, will be on supporting sustainable and diversified land-use in Bolivia, with a focus on climate change mitigation and adaptation, sustainable forest management, agriculture and biodiversity, and with respect and support for human and indigenous rights. Within the Sida Framework Agreement on Agriculture, Employment and Market Development (AEMD), FCG Sweden was contracted to provide a scoping study about entry points regarding relevant interventions and cooperation actors that are in line with the intended Swedish development strategy and the Embassy’s ambition for the period 2021-2025.

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