Two Sides of the Same Coin: Agriculture and Food Security in Bolivia

During the last decades, Bolivia has experienced significant economic and social progress. An important economic growth coupled with social inclusion of historically marginalised groups have translated into better days for Bolivian society. As expected, however, many challenges remain. One of the pending tasks is to enhance the population’s nutritional levels as well as to reduce food insecurity in some rural areas. In addressing this task, many structural factors should be considered such as poverty prevalence, lack of appropriate infrastructure, sanitation, and the country’s agricultural structure. This document deliberatively focuses on the latter factor as it seeks to highlight the importance of domestic agriculture for Bolivia’s food security.