The 2017 Global Food Policy Report of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) highlights sustained reductions in Bolivia’s hunger index between 1992 and 2016. The Index is calculated using data on prevalence of undernourishment, wasting, stunting, and child mortality. In the last eight years, Bolivia’s index decreased by 8.5, moving from “serious” to “moderate” severity. To learn more, visit the IFPRI website here.
Interested in drug policy and human rights in Bolivia? Looking for a professional experience in South America? Apply to be AIN’s new Program Assistant based in Cochabamba, Bolivia. The position has a start date between late May and early June.
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Email your resume, cover letter, and any questions to email@example.com by April 21st if interested.
Watch the “Supply Side Harm Reduction” Side Event organized by the International Drug Policy Consortium, Transnational Institute, Andean Information Network, OCDI and others, which explores the applicability of the “harm reduction” concept to the wide range of violences associated with war on drugs, including supply side policies here.
Bolivia sees coca as a way to perk up its economy – but all everyone else sees is cocaine
Farmers can now grow more of the ‘star product’, but officials underestimated international resistance because coca is so widely accepted as harmless in Bolivia
Ricardo Hegedus raised his voice so he could be heard over the clanging of tea-packaging machines. “Coca is a marvellous gift of nature, offering a moderate stimulant like coffee – but full of vitamins and minerals,” he said.
Hegedus, the manager of Windsor – Bolivia’s largest coca leaf tea producer – pointed to stacked boxes of teabags and said: “We have dreamt of exporting coca tea for the 26 years I have worked here.”
In this interview from January 14, 2016, AIN’s Julia Romani Yanoff talks to Leonardo Loza, coca union leader from Bolivia’s Chapare region, about how community coca control has transformed the Chapare region and Bolivia’s global image.
Read the full interview here: Leonardo Loza Interview English
Esta entrevista, del 14 de Enero 2016, entre Julia Romani Yanoff de la RAI y Leonardo Loza, dirigente de las Seis Federaciones del Tropico de Cochabamba, explora como el control social de la coca ha cambiado la vida en el Chapare y el imagen de Bolivia.
Lea aqui: Entrevista con Leonardo Loza Español