Peces para la Vida

Improving Food Security in Bolivia

Who are we?

Peces para la Vida is al Alliance between six institutions from Bolivia and Canada whose objective is to strengthen the small scale fisheries and aquaculture sectors in Bolivia Más

Novelty in January 2019

Blanca Vega and co-authors published an article on the application of SIG for the prediction of aquaculture success in the Bolivian Amazon in Journal of Applied Ichthyology onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdf/10.1111/jai.13814

The phrase and photo of the second week of 2019

In Bolivia, where comercial fishing is done at a lower intensity as in neighboring countries, paiche or pirarucu (Arapaima gigas) has become a succesful invasor, occuping now an important percentage of the fish value chain in the northern Bolivian Amazon (extracted from the book ¨Bases técnicas para el manejo y aprovechamiento del paiche en la cuenca Amazonia boliviana¨, available at http://www.faunagua.org/publications/libros) (Photo: Experimental fishing in the Manuripi River, in the framework of the Plan for the Control and Sustainable Use of Paiche)

Testimonio

Para mejorar el precio del pescado que se paga al pescador en Riberalta, debemos trabajar juntos en la mejora de la calidad del producto, desde la pesca.

- Edson Suzaño

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Publicación técnica
Socio-environmental mapping of aquaculture success in Bolivia

Vega et al. (2018) published a scientific article on aquaculture in the Bolivian Amazon. Using SIG they predict the success of pacu and tambaqui farming in the different regions of Bolivia, using social and environmental paramenters. The article has been published in the Journal of Applied…

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Amazon Fish for Food: improving food security in Bolivia

This video shows the results and socio-economic, cultural and environmental impacts of the Amazon Fish for Food Project. It shows how the project has contributed to wellbeing, food security, social equity and gender relationships. The video was presented during a meeting of Global Affairs, Canada…

Sustainable Fisheries

Sustainable Fisheries

In support of sustainable development, Peces para la Vida II conducts technical and social studies to optimize management practices for current species.

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Aquaculture

Aquaculture

Peces para la Vida II supports small-scale family-based aquaculture through its focus on the leadership of women, environmental sustainability and social responsibility.

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Governance

Peces para la Vida II supports multi-stakeholder platforms, improves fish market strategies and helps develop specific business plans.

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Financial Services

Financial Services

Peces para la Vida II builds appropriate support mechanisms for small-scale entrepreneurial development, including microcredit finance that reaches female and male producers.

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Gender

Gender

Peces para la Vida fortalece el rol de la mujer en las cadenas de pescado.

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Environment

Environment

Peces para la Vida da atención a espectos ambientales en la pesca y acuicultura

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