Land Rights and Food Security in the Gran Chaco Region
Dawn Barnes, Transitional Program Associate, recently traveled to the Gran Chaco in Paraguay and Bolivia with our partners at Church World Service (CWS) and Foods Resource Bank. Week of Compassion has long supported the Chaco Region by providing access to clean water, women’s empowerment initiatives, food security and land rights accompaniment. Please join us on May 12, 2015 at 7 PM EDT for a webinar to learn how your Compassion has been put into Action. Register now!
The Gran Chaco Region is an immense area in the heart of South America covering almost 1 million square miles. Although this region stretches across northern Argentina, southwest Paraguay and southeast Bolivia, it is located far from the capitals.
The Chaco is the biggest forest reserve on the continent after the Amazon and the largest dry forest in the world. A major eco-system, it is also a region with great cultural diversity, home to 25 different indigenous ethnic groups including communities who for centuries lived as semi-nomadic hunter gatherers before losing most of their land.
Now in its tenth year the Chaco Program supports efforts by the indigenous peoples to reclaim their ancestral lands and assists them to improve food security and nutrition.
Register for the Gran Chaco Webinar on Tuesday, May 12 at 7:00p.m. EDT. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
Fionuala Cregan - South American Chaco Program Officer, CWS
Dawn Barnes - Transitional Program Associate, Week of Compassion
Alex Morse - Growing Project and Latin American Program Coordinator, FRB
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