Bovine productivity in the South American Chaco region
Latin America is considered the largest exporter of beef in the world. About 70 % of the region's grazing area is in the process of environmental degradation. Among the regions most affected by traditional livestock is the South American Chaco, a wide plain with xerophytic forests and subtropical grasslands, which occupies some 140 million hectares in Bolivia, Paraguay and Argentina. Therefore, it is imperative to implement actions to make livestock more sustainable and adapted to the climate changes, with an efficient production system that reduces negative environmental consequences. Additionally, the low productivity of the region's livestock systems is a complex problem that involves aspects of logistics, forage production, animal health, reproduction, and management technologies. The purpose of the project is to improve the efficiency, productive, socioeconomic, and environmental stability of the cattle breeding, rearing, and fattening systems in the South American Chaco through the adaptation, evaluation, and transfer of management technologies.
The technological solution
An extension network and a virtual collaborative site with specialized livestock technicians who effectively disseminate and transfer the technology to producers, in order to generate socio-economic and environmental benefits for the region.
Create a network of trained extensionists to assist livestock producers in the Chaco region.
Implement a virtual collaborative site for knowledge management in the territory of the South American Chaco.
Improve the productive, socioeconomic and environmental efficiency and stability of the bovine breeding, rearing and fattening systems in the South American Chaco.
Strengthen a livestock training center for the South American Chaco.
1250 associated livestock producers in the participating countries.
90 extension agents from national agencies and producer organizations from Argentina, Paraguay and Bolivia.
40 researchers from Research Institutes and Universities of the Chaco Region.
150 private advisers from participating countries.
Sustainable Development Goals
- Fundación ArgenINTA (ARGENINTA) - Argentina
- Instituto Nacional de Innovación Agropecuaria y Forestal (INIAF) - Bolivia
- Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria (INTA) - Argentina
- Instituto Paraguayo de Tecnología Agraria (IPTA) - Paraguay
- Federación de Ganaderos de Santa Cruz (FEGASACRUZ) - Bolivia