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NUTRITION > ANIMAL ALTERNATIVES

Guinea pigs – small livestock with big potential

The right to food sovereignty is a part of the Plurinational State of Bolivia’s constitution, but what does this actually mean for family farmers? The truth is that many people in rural areas are far from having access to adequate food and nutrition, with 37% of children under five reported to be suffering from stunting caused by malnutrition. Amongst the institutions and initiatives that aim to improve food security and sovereignty, the cuy (or guinea pig) project stands out for the inroads it has made towards improving food and nutrition at the family level. Eduardo Lopez Rosse A.

20 | Farming Matters | December 2014

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Reclaiming nutrition  

Nutrition has become one of the buzz words of the year, like resilience, and landscapes. What they have in common is that they refer to comp...

Reclaiming nutrition  

Nutrition has become one of the buzz words of the year, like resilience, and landscapes. What they have in common is that they refer to comp...

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