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Strengthening the integral and sustainable management of biodiversity and forests by indigenous peoples and lo


12/21 - 12/21


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Expand and internalize the Integrated and Sustainable Management of Biodiversity and Forests (ISMBF) in integral territorial planning, through the strengthening of governance for its implementation and monitoring, and thus increase the resilience of life systems (livelihoods) in fragile ecosystems of dry forests in the Bolivian Chaco region and advance towards Land Degradation Neutrality (LDN).


Note: Disbursement data provided is cumulative and covers disbursement made by the project Agency.

Target Groups

238. The project direct beneficiaries are 15000 people from the project intervention area, of which 7500 are women and 7500 are men. They will benefit through the development of project actions as a whole (benefited by different instruments of integrated territorial planning with a ISMBF approach, because of the implementation of SLM and SFM practices at a landscape level, for the formation and strengthening of CEOs, for the strengthening of capacities at different levels, among others). 239. The integrated and multiscale approach will contribute to the strengthening of governance and capacities in ISMBF, the escalation of SFM and SLM and will allow for the construction of a common vision in the ISMBF with the goal to promote its incorporation into integrated territorial planning as a contribution to achieving the national goals of LDN. The project’s approach will help decrease the deforestation and degradation of land through the implementation of territorial management strategies and sustainable production systems in the dry and sub-humid (agro) ecosystems of the Bolivian Chaco. The participating institutions will coordinate the implementation of the ISMBF that are best suited to address the loss of environmental functions and land degradation processes in the project intervention area. The restauration, the SFM and the SLM will contribute to reduce food and nutritional insecurity, strengthen and diversify livelihoods with gender and generational equity and will increase socioecological resiliency to climate change. The actions will be carried out in a participatory manner, promoting the involvement of indigenous peoples, local communities, small farm holders, local authorities, among others, throughout the different stages of the project. In the context of strengthening governance, the project seeks to generate a proposal with the GAIOC Charagua to co-management protected areas and their zones of influence in order to halt the intense processes of biodiversity loss and land degradation. 240. Another contribution at the institutional level is related to the generation and strengthening of knowledge for the follow-up of the LDN, Aichi and NDC targets. In this context, the project will contribute to these national efforts 1) The project will contribute to generating global environmental benefits, the social-economic and environmental sustainability of local communities, and strengthening capacities at different levels: 1) 250000 ha of protected areas managed within the framework of comprehensive territorial planning; 2) 1200 ha of degraded agricultural land in the process of being restored; 3) 100000 ha of landscapes under improved management for the benefit of biodiversity; 4) 6000 ha of forest and other types of vegetation using the ISMBF productive landscapes approach, and 2000 ha with improved environmental functions through the implementation of the ISMBF; 5) at least 15000 direct beneficiaries with strengthened capacities through the territorial planning process, implementing SLM, SFM and integrating them into governance within the framework of the ISMBF (7500 men and 7500 women). 2) By developing project components and strengthening beneficiary capacities, benefits will be generated at the local, regional and national levels in terms of livelihoods, environmental sustainability, progress towards LDN in the region of El Chaco, among other benefits. From an environmental point of view, this will have a positive impact on conserving and maintaining environmental functions; improving cultural and identity values; benefits to the local economy through the sale of products obtained in the ISMBF by strengthening and generating CEOs, which will also allow for the creation of jobs, productive diversification, the endowment of added value to agrobiodiversity products, improved income, etc. 3) The project will promote Decent Rural Employment by developing actions framed in the four pillars of decent employment established by the FAO (Table 8) Pillars Related project activities Specific project actions 1. 1. Job creation and business development ? Increase rural labour productivity through better access to training, extensions, services and technology ? Promote entrepreneurship in rural areas by supporting commercialization for micro-enterprises, access to markets, training and others ? Support national institutions to collect and analyse data disaggregated by age and sex in rural labour markets § Training and technical exchange (Product 2.1.1) § Implement SFM and SLM in the framework of ISMBF (Product 2.1.2) § Formation and strengthening of the CEOs (Product 2.1.3) 241. Social Protection ? Improve working conditions in rural areas, including effective protection of maternity and income § Training and technical exchange (Product 2.1.1) § Implement SFM and SLM in the framework of ISMBF (Product 2.1.2) § Formation and strengthening of the CEOs (Product 2.1.3) 242. Standards and rights at work § Support freedom of association and the formation of producer organizations § Eliminate discrimination and promote equality. The project seeks to reduce/eliminate discrimination based on gender and age § Community Action Plan (Product 1.1.4) § Formation and strengthening of the CEOs (Product 2.1.3) § Training and technical exchange (Product 2.1.1) § Capacity Building Program for comprehensive and participatory planning of ISMBF (Product 1.1.1) § Implement SFM and SLM in the framework of ISMBF (Product 2.1.2) 243. Governance and Social Dialogue § Empowerment and greater participation of rural populations in social and political dialogue through their organizations, especially women and young people § Support the participation of the rural poor populations, especially disadvantaged groups, in local decision-making and governance mechanisms. § Capacity Building Program for comprehensive and participatory ISMBF planning (Product 1.1.1) § Municipal territorial plans and the GAIOC for the SFM and SLM (Product 1.1.3) § Community action plans (Product 1.1.4) § Joint management model of protected areas under the ISMBF focus (Product 1.1.6) Table 8. Project contribution to the pillars of Decent Rural Employment