32%Rely on agriculture for livlehood
8%Live below poverty line
Thirty-one percent of Bolivians live in rural areas. Industrial farming is advancing into the lowlands, causing environmental deterioration, economic dependence and loss of biodiversity. It is also damaging public health among local farmers and consumers.
The World Bank reports that about 35 percent of its land area is used for agricultural purposes and 32 percent of its total population rely on agriculture for their livelihoods.
Bolivia rates 113 out of 187 countries according to the United Nation’s Human Development Index (2014). Almost 8 percent of its 10 million people live below the poverty line, on $1.25 a day, and about 5 percent of children under 5 are malnourished.