Programme profile

Mercados Rurales

Bolivia Latin America and Caribbean

Programme Index Listing

Location
Bolivia
Main implementer
Swisscontact and PROFIN
Donor
SDC
Duration
2014 - 2017
Total budget
US $ 7.9 million
Annual budget
US $ 1.9 million avg

To increase the net income of 11,000 people and improve the access of at least 22,000 smallholder farmer families in the Western region of Bolivia (highlands and Inter-Andean valleys). Focusing on financial and non-financial services and the provision of technologies and inputs.

Market systems and interventions

Improving the business environment

  • Improving the business environment for SME and smallholder farmers

Improving provision of and access to technical assistance services

  • Improving the provision of and access to technical assistance services for SME and smallholder farmers through innovative business models together with private and public stakeholders.

Financial services

  • Improving the provision of and access to financial services (loans, insurances and financial literacy programmes) for smallholder farmers through innovative business models together with private and public stakeholders.

Supplier development

  • Strengthening of agriculture input providers (seeds, seedlings, fertilizers, etc.) and facilitating business models with embedded-services.

Market development

  • Development of new products and/or improving quality, price, costs and delivery of existing products; and improving access to industrial and end-consumer markets.

Regional development and tourism

  • Facilitating regional and tourism development in the Cintis region of Bolivia.

Results so far

  • More than 13,000 smallholder farmer families have increased their net incomes by more than US $80 per month on average
  • More than 17.000 smallholder farmer families improved their employment conditions

  • More than 32,000 smallholder farmer families have improved their access to provision of technologies, goods, inputs and financial and non-financial services
  • B/C (benefit cost): 2.57

[updated in Dec 2017]

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