Poverty and land degradation in the mid-Andean valleys of Bolivia are major interrelated problems necessitating approaches that will both improve livelihoods and at the same time lead to improved land use. This paper outlines a participatory research and development process with a number of farming communities in Cochabamba and Santa Cruz, which led to the increasing use of live barriers and cover crops.
Sims, B.G., Ellis-Jones, J. and Twomlow, S. 2000. The development of low cost soil and water conservation for smallholder farmers in the mid-Andean valleys of Bolivia. Paper presented at the 16th Symposium of the International Farming Systems Association and 4th Latin American Farming Systems Research and Extension Symposium on Globalization and local development: challenges to small scale production