Management of Natural Resources in the Chaco and High Valley Regions Project
The project is evaluated positively in terms of attention to natural resources management, participatory methods in the training of vulnerable populations and the delivery of technical assistance. It promoted new productive activities and the dissemination of soil-conservation and water-management techniques as well as new farming and animal husbandry practices. At the same time, the overall impact could have been higher, as there was only a slight improvement in the living conditions of the beneficiaries, and such improvement did not occur among the more vulnerable populations. Moreover, there was low demand for the business development and market access component, which failed to create the anticipated market for non-financial rural services.