"Multidimensional study of poverty in indigenous households in Chiquitanía, from a gender perspective"

Multidimensional study of poverty in indigenous households in Chiquitanía, from a gender perspective
"Reducing risks and increasing the resilience of livelihoods"

The environmental disasters suffered by the Chiquitanía due to the forest fires of 5 million hectares burned in 2019 and 104 thousand hectares in 2020 affected the economy of 3,500 peasant and indigenous families. The most vulnerable people in economic, social, cultural and political terms were women heads of household, adolescents, girls, boys and the elderly. In addition, violence against women, girls and boys and work overload among women increased.

In this context and to contribute to Sustainable Development Goals 2, 5 and 13 (SDG) of the 2030 Agenda, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is implementing the project “Prevention and Management of Risk in the Chiquitanía ”(October 2020 to December 2021) with the financial support of the Swedish Embassy.

Attending the project and recognizing the most disadvantaged population, Fundación ARU will carry out a multidimensional study of poverty in indigenous households in Chiquitanía, from a gender perspective, which consists of collecting quantitative and qualitative information. Information that is expected to serve as input for the strengthening of agricultural and forestry livelihoods in the Municipality and also to support the generation of public policies.

The objective is to have a Multidimensional Poverty Study of indigenous families in Chiquitanía from a gender perspective, which will allow considering / promoting the resilience of their agricultural-forestry livelihoods and comprehensive risk management.

The intervention areas are seven Municipalities of Chiquitanía: Concepción, San Antonio de Lomerío, San Ignacio de Velasco, San Miguel, San Rafael, San José de Chiquitos and Roboré, in the department of Santa Cruz.

The methodology of this Study is governed by the Multidimensional Poverty methodology considered by the Swedish Development Cooperation that focuses on people in poverty, rights, conflict, gender and the environment and climate change. These last three as cross-cutting themes.