Fundación “Alternativas” (BOL-105)


Type: Agriculture - Country: Bolivia

Brief description and main aims

Fundación “Alternativas” aims to create policies for Food Security. They work with the government and the town hall to develop policies for farmers, markets and supermarkets. They also work in developing urban farming or urban agriculture to teach people how to grow their own food and provide local markets with fresh food. They work with schools and universities organizing awareness campaigns, teaching them the importance of fresh products and the dangers of using chemicals in food growing. Finally they work in researchin to develop more policies. The target group is society and the government, to reach as much people as they can to raise awareness on these issues.

Main Activities

  • Activities related to the implementation of education projects.
  • Activities related to urban agriculture.
  • Activities related to public policy, platform building, and advocacy.
  • Activities related to the design of educational campaigns.
  • Activities related to evaluating the impact of programs and initiatives.

 

Volunteer tasks

Volunteers work with in the carps which is 1 hectare of plantations three days a week. Two days a week they have to work in the office in eight of these tasks:
  • Research on food safety
  • Research on food growing in urban areas
  • Developing policies along with lawyers and townhall personal
  • Setting up awareness campaigns
  • Working with social media and visual media for advertising

Volunteer requirements / Skills

The volunteer should:

  • demonstrate commitment and responsibility with his or her tasks
  • be intrested in food safety issues
  • be able to work in agriculture
  • be intrested and  have previous experience in research (basic)
 
Studies in agronomy, sociology and/or laws are preferable (not exclusive).

Location

La Paz, Bolivia.

Alternativas conducts its programming in the district of Cotahuma which is primarily characterized by low income households.

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