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Improving policy design in territorial organization and land use in the soy sector in Bolivia as a means to in

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01/16 - 12/20

Completed

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we have supported ANAPO, FEGASACRUZ (soy and livestock producer organizations), and CSOs FAN and AVINA to advocate for the improvement and enforcement of environmental regulations, and to work together with the government to review, adapt, implement and enforce the environmental legal framework. These CSOs were convened into a MSP, and worked collaboratively with the Authority for the Supervision of Forest and Land (ABT) to improve its processes and strengthen their enforcement capacities. As a result, the ABT improved and automated the approval process of land use rights, making it more accessible, transparent and efficient (reducing the permit approval process from 20 days to 15 minutes). ABT made staff capacity available to do more field monitoring and control. They have also adopted geospatial monitoring systems to get daily updates on changes in the land use, and an early warning system for fires, that facilitates the detection of fire sources in real time. Trading company Cargill received advice to improve its legal compliance checklist as a result of the discussions held in the multi stakeholder platform. This would work as an incentive (from the market side) for farmers' compliance with the environmental regulations. The political instability in the country influenced the high rotation of staff and the absence of the National Institute for Agrarian Reform (INRA) in the dialogue platform. In 2020 we supported INRA to identify the priority improvements in relation to producers’ land titling and land planning that will be further worked out over the course of 2021.

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