This second phase of The Amazon Fish for Food (Peces para la Vida II - PPVII) selected the fishery of paiche (Arapaima gigas), and family-based, women-led pond culture of the native fish pacu/tambaqui (Piaractus brachypomus & Colossoma macropo
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In the Municipality of Yapacani (a subtropical region in Bolivia) approximately 4,000 rural families live in poverty, mainly due to extreme dependence on single crop rice farming, which is highly vulnerable to changes in the weather and market conPublished date2014
Indigenous communities involved in fisheries and aquaculture are among the most food insecure in the Bolivian Amazon. Although fish could be the main source of protein, it is often not part of the local diet.