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Bolivia: Vouchers for food security and disaster risk reduction

Receiving the coupons for her work
Barriers to prevent overflows and floods
Proud of her garden
Preparing the garden for the next harvest
Washing the bell peppers
Chopping the peppers
The plants that protect their lands
Organizing plants that will be planted later
Neighbours also help organize plants
The women also help organize the plants
The women find different methods to transport the plants
The women are in charge of the seeds and gardens

Seedings, defences, gardens and nutrition training have shown the close relationship between disaster risk reduction and food security for more than 600 settler families in 11 communities in the municipality of San Juli├ín in Santa Cruz. These communities, highland and valley cultural enclaves in the middle of the eastern plain, are participating in the modality “Food Vouchers.” This programme is implemented by WFP for the first time as a pilot programme in Bolivia. Families receive coupons to be exchanged for food as an incentive for the production of gardens, constructing defences, and participation in nutrition training.