Living and Producing in the Chaco Forest

Forest Management and Restoration in Productive Environments

Implementation period

32 months (January 2019 - September 2021)

EU grant amount

€ 854,295

Overall project amount

€ 1' 614,634


Countries:


Argentina

Bolivia

Brazil

Paraguay

Objective

To improve the socio-ecological resilience of local populations by strengthening the forest management and land governance of Gran Chaco.

Beneficiaries

741 farmers/families involved

35 experimental pilot sites (Argentina, Bolivia and Paraguay)

MAP - PROJECT INTERVENTION AREAS


“I am a stockbreeder and I have worked for over 20 years. With the project, I learned to get food for the cows without the need to use up the vegetation, and that is why we started to work with forest grazing and make better use of water.”
Daniel Coca, direct beneficiary of the project in Bolivia

“The Chaco region is one of the places in the world that is most vulnerable to the effects of climate change. The project seeks to improve the abilities to adapt to the effects of climate change of the populations who live in and from the forest.”

Gonzalo Bravo, Project Director

FIRST RESULTS

Exchange between countries

  • Knowledge exchange with farmers from Paraguay on comprehensive livestock management with forests in Argentina.

  • Socialization of the Argentinean experience of comprehensive management in events organized by associations of livestock farmers in Bolivia.

  • Through different online events, knowledge has been exchanged between Bolivia, Paraguay and Argentina regarding the use of information for the zoning of landscapes in the Gran Chaco Americano.

Team

  • Dr. Gonzalo Bravo
    General Coordinator, Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria (INTA)
    bravo.gonzalo@inta.gob.ar         

Assistant Coordinators:

Contact person in each country

Bolivia:
Ivan Arnold
Director of Fundación NATIVA (Naturaleza Tierra y Vida).
ivanarnoldt@gmail.com

Paraguay
Eng. Pedro Juan Caballero
Instituto Paraguayo de Tecnología Agraria (IPTA)
pjcaballeroa@hotmail.com

Brazil
Joao Dos Santos Vila Da Silva
Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisa Agropecuaria (Embrapa)
joao.vila@embrapa.br

Argentina
Dr. Gonzalo Bravo
Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria (INTA)
bravo.gonzalo@inta.gob.ar

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