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Latin America and the Caribbean
Economic Inclusion for Rural Families and Communities Programme (ACCESOS) (2013- )



Date: 2013-
Web: Official website of the programme
Description: This programme, in alliance with other organizations and local institutions, strengthens the capacities of communal and territorial landholders and autonomous local governments. Specifically, it supports the community-based implementation of farming systems adapted to the widely varying conditions of high plateaux, inter-Andean valleys and some lowland areas. In addition, ACCESOS cofinances the development of self-organized community enterprises to connect producers with markets and create economic alternatives in the rural non-agricultural sector. It mainly focuses on women and young people. The programme also promotes broad-based access to financial services, including savings, credit and insurance.


Target population: Rural households in food insecure or poverty status
Area of intervention: Support to self-employment
Geographic scale: National - Rural municipalities that are among the poorest (including La Paz, Oruro and Potosí; Cochabamba, Chuquisaca and Tarija; and Santa Cruz, Beni and Pando)
Targeting method: Categorical


Legal framework: Supreme Decree No 1480,2013; Law N° 391/ 2013
Responsible organization(s): Ministry of Rural Development and Land (MDRyT)
Executing organization(s): ACCESSOS
Source of funding: International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Spain Trust Fund and Government of Bolivia

1) Natural Resource Management, Asset Investment and Economic Entrepreneurship

Recipient(s): Participation of landless groups, especially women and youth between 19 to 39 years old
Recipient of the transfer: Direct participant
Description: Contribute to capacity building for recovery and community management of renewable natural resources; and promote the development of productive initiatives and community economic entrepreneurship (PRONERs) to strengthen food security and better revenue from users, especially women and youth. In addition, ACCESOS supports the consolidation of other non-agricultural economic initiatives by promoting micro-enterprises for processing, handicrafts, tourism and other services, which do not exceed the applicable financial ceilings in this component.


2) Financial Inclusion and Protection

Recipient(s): All programme participants
Recipient of the transfer: Direct participant
Description: The main objective is to facilitate the access of rural families living in poverty or extreme poverty better access to diversified financial services (savings, credit and micro-insurance), enabling them to develop their capacities in resources management, increasing their possibilities of investment in human, physical and social capital and improving their ability to generate revenue and protect their assets.


3) Adaptation to Climate Change (ACCESOS - ASAP)

Recipient(s): Small farmers living in the municipalities selected for the programme
Recipient of the transfer: Direct participant
Comments: It is divided into two main sub-components: (i) capacity building for community adaptation and (ii) climate risk management.
Selection criteria: municipalities with higher vulnerability toward climate change.
The programme is expected to help up to 11,000 families directly and can indirectly help up to 17,000.
Description: The ACCESS-ASAP programme aims to increase the participants' resilience to the effects of climate change. Further adaptation to climate change will result in safer agricultural production, which will be reflected by increasing the income and consumption of participant families. This programme operates in sixteen municipalities within three different departments: Chuquisaca, Potosí and Tarija.




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