Paper 2: Livelihoods in conflict

Paper 2: Livelihoods in conflict

TitlePaper 2: Livelihoods in conflict
Publication TypeStudy report
Year of PublicationSubmitted
Publication Languageeng

In Tarata (Cochabamba, Bolivia) disputes came to a head in 2002 over the rights to use water for urban agriculture from a multiple purpose water supply system (Laka Laka). The Laka Laka dam was planned to provide water for a large irrigation scheme and to meet the basic needs of domestic users in the town, but not specifically for productive water uses within the urban area. When the urban population demanded the right to also use water for cultivation around homesteads, there were violent conflicts with farmers from the irrigation scheme who were determined to protect their irrigation water rights.

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