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Between 1980 and 2015, more than 1,600 natural disasters hit Paraguay, affecting the lives of about one million people.
The risks of climate change are particularly high for the country, mainly due to its high economic dependence on the agricultural sector (WB, 2021). In this context, rural and indigenous peoples engaged in agriculture and living in poverty would be the most affected, considering that it is rural and indigenous family agriculture that has the least resources, technologies and investments to cope with the climate crisis.
Since 2001, COOPI, in collaboration with other local and international organisations, has been implementing projects to increase Paraguay's resilience to the effects of climate change. It encourages capacity building, national and local tools and strategic actions with more than 200,000 rural and indigenous households in order to improve livelihoods, maintain environmental services and improve preparedness for disaster risks caused by the climate crisis, contributing to the sustainable development of populations.