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SNV contributes to sustainable forestry and improved livelihoods through establishing equitable relationships between forestry communities and companies.
PRODUCTIVE USE OF BIODIGESTERS
As part of the concluding activities of the Inclusive Business program "La Doble Vía Inclusiva", implemented by SNV, on Monday February 24, 2014, in the community of Realenga, Municipality of Machacamarca (Oruro´s Department), and with the presence of the Representative of CAF Development Bank of Latin America in Bolivia, Mr. Emilio Uquillas, together with HIVOS, the project beneficiaries and the local authorities, the closing ceremony of the project "Development of bio-inputs producers to the value chain of milk " was held, initiating the operation of 12 production centers of bio-inputs.
During the event, certificates of labor competence on bio digesters management were awarded by the Universidad Mayor de San Andrés to 32 producers from the communities of Realenga and Khasa Huasa from the Department of Oruro in order to improve productivity in the dairy chain.
The associated producers in 12 production units are beginning to increase their production and income by producing and using bio-inputs (biol and biogas) in milking and fodder production activities. This significantly improves cattle feed, which in turn increases the amount and quality of cow milk commercialised to two communal dairy production plants, administered by SEDERA (Oruro) Foundation. Strengthening this supply chain is the result of a technical assistance program that included a sustainable and scalable business model, the donation of 12 bio digesters and milking tools, trainings on entrepreneurship, dairy farm management, quality production, and on the handle and use of bio digesters and biol.
It is noteworthy to highlight that the results transcend the economic component and make an impact on environmental protection and prevention of diseases affecting children and adults, thanks to the reception and transfer of cow dung, implemented on family farms
The successful implementation of this Inclusive Business constitutes a milestone in the use of bio digesters for productive purposes, in Bolivia. At the same time, with the implementation of this sixth Inclusive Business, the program " La Doble Vía Inclusiva " which has the support of CAF, ART / PNUD, ICCO and the Avina Foundation, meets the objective of improving the productive capacity and revenue of more than 600 families living in the surrounding area of the highway La Paz-Oruro.
Horacio Barrancos Bellot, P.L.