Second field work in Bolivia – SNIS Project

In the context of our project SNIS named “Sustainable Land Management in Mountain Regions of Bolivia and Nepal in the Context of Outmigration, Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction” (in collaboration with: Universität Bern, HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation, Université de Neuchâtel, IUCN, RCO-NCCR, AGRUCO, Others). Prof. Jaboyedoff, Dr. Ivanna Penna and Mr. Jean-Marie Vuignier, conducted around two weeks of field work survey during July 2014 in the Jatún Mayu-Pankuruma watershed (Cochabamba, Bolivia). The research was conducted in collaboration with the researchers Angelica Machaca and Edgar Cuba from the AGRUCO-Agroecología Universidad de Cochabamba. Survey aimed to collect data on landscape and demographic dynamics, and included the interview with the Mayor of the Sipe-Sipe locality. In addition, during the second week of August 2014, a Science- Policy workshop was held in La Paz as part of our project. The workshop was organized by Helvetas Swiss Intercooperation, our second partner in the project. In this meeting counted with participants from ONG’s, government and universities who discussed about linkages between outmigration, land degradation and climate change adaptation in mountain regions of Bolivia.

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